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Subject: RE: some qs
From: Stuart Martin (Stuart.Martin_at_valtech.co.uk)
Date: 2002-01-11


>> I don't quite follow. When I add files to a drive on a PC I don't need
>> to reboot to access them. Why does the archos hardware?
>
>It doesn't really *have* to, but it's a lot easier that way.
>
>The difference from a PC is that a PC only has one controller connected
>to the disk. The archos actually has two harddisk controllers: The CPU >and
the USB controller. So when the USB controller has finished writing, >the
CPU must reread parts of the disk to see what changes were made and
>adjust to them.

So our software periodically rescans the drive to keep its model of the
directory structure current. Just like every other filesystem dependent
program... no?
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