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From: Alan <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
To: Bill Davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Rene Herman <rene.herman@gmail.com>,
	Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>,
	Stephane Eranian <eranian@hpl.hp.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: bug in kernel 2.6.21-rc1-git1: conventional floppy drive cannot be mounted without hanging up the whole system
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 13:04:30 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070228130430.78933e67@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <45E4EC08.50409@tmr.com>

> The bidirectional use is/was PL/IP, aka "laplink" connections. Yes, I 
> still have a machine I installed that way, and it will run 2.2.19 
> forever before I try it again. ;-)

PLIP/Laplink runs bidirectional on ordinary parallel ports. The
bidirectional part of parallel ports in "normal" modes is still used for
things like PnP detection of printer and drivers.

  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-28 12:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-26 18:06 Oleg Nesterov
2007-02-26 18:13 ` Linus Torvalds
2007-02-26 20:55   ` Rene Herman
2007-02-26 21:14     ` Linus Torvalds
2007-02-28  2:42       ` Bill Davidsen
2007-02-28 13:04         ` Alan [this message]
2007-02-28 12:20           ` Rene Herman
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2007-02-25 18:29 Uwe Bugla
2007-02-25 21:04 ` Alexey Dobriyan
2007-02-26  3:55 ` Mike Galbraith
2007-02-24 17:54 Uwe Bugla
2007-02-24 18:07 ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-24 18:29   ` Uwe Bugla
2007-02-24 19:23   ` Uwe Bugla
2007-02-24 19:49     ` Ray Lee
2007-02-26 10:38 ` Jiri Slaby
2007-02-26 15:12   ` Jiri Slaby
2007-02-26 15:51     ` Linus Torvalds
2007-02-26 16:28       ` Jiri Slaby
2007-02-26 16:34       ` Benjamin LaHaise
2007-02-26 17:10         ` Linus Torvalds
2007-02-26 17:45           ` Stephane Eranian
2007-02-26 17:28       ` Stephane Eranian
2007-02-26 17:37         ` Linus Torvalds

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