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Subject: Re: Free HD space and PANIC

Re: Free HD space and PANIC

From: c s <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 18:31:17 -0700 (PDT)

--- Linus Nielsen Feltzing <> 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

We only have to do it once per USB session right? If
we fix the count only when a USB session ends, we will
be good because as buggy as MS Windows is, even they
can't muck it up once the USB is disconnected.


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