21143 updates, and Re: large number of TX packets on ftp
Mitchell Blank Jr
Fri Jul 31 02:53:39 1998
Peter Stein wrote:
> Obviously the code is identical. Does that mean what happens before and after
> this code is called is identical?
There shouldn't be any major differences. Once the device is opened, the
VFS layer will direct any read or write syscalls pretty much directly to
> >Don't take my word for it - just do a "cat </dev/zero >/dev/null" and watch
> >the lack of disk activity.
> My drive LED lights up in the same way when ftp'ing to /dev/null. What activity
> is causing it to flicker on and off?
Do you actually have a /dev/null or do you delete it once by accident and
now just have a regular file in its place? Do a "ls -l /dev/null".
Should look like:
% ls -l /dev/null
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 3 Dec 31 1979 /dev/null
I can't reproduce your drive flickering under either 2.0 or 2.1.