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Subject: Re: Free HD space and PANIC

Re: Free HD space and PANIC

From: BlueChip <cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 00:16:12 +0100

At 01:00 17/06/03 +0200, you wrote:
>c s wrote:
>>Can this fix also be extended to provide the correct
>>amount of free space in the info menu? I know that the
>>free space readout is wrong because of Microsoft's
>>buggy and inconsistant behavior, but we wouldn't be
>>the first ones to program around MS bugs.
>
>It is actually very simple. All we have to do is search the entire FAT for
>free clusters and sum them up. That takes quite a few seconds, depending
>on the size of the FAT. We have code that does exactly that, but only in
>the debug menu.
>
>If the user accepts this (battery-draining) behaviour, we can change that
>in an instance. But it means that the disk will spin up and search the FAT
>for 5-10 (or more) seconds when the info menu is entered.
>
>Opinions? Comments?
>
>Linus


leave it in the debug menu - that way it's there if we need it :)
Received on 2003-06-17

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