Re: speaking of 1541..

From: Christopher Phillips (
Date: 2005-04-26 03:31:10

On 25 Apr 2005, at 16:52, Spiro Trikaliotis wrote:

> Hello Christopher,
> * On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 01:22:08PM +0800 Christopher Phillips wrote:
>> Does anyone know how you would retry a job that never even reports an
>> error?
> This never occurred to me.

Curious.  Of course, now that I have posted about some code I wrote 
some weeks ago, I pull it out to try something MagerValp suggested and 
cannot get it to fail...

> It might help if you include a assembleable (!) version of your 
> sources,
> and/or a binary on a web-server. ;-)

If it breaks again I will put together enough of the code to get to the 
failure point and post it - although the code I posted earlier includes 
all the relevant drive code aside from the port equates.

> Until now, I cannot see anything unusual that would give you headaches
> in your code.

Thanks.  I did notice that Lasse Öörni leaves interrupts enabled for a 
little while at the start of his loader, with a comment about "allowing 
the motor to stop"

Marko also starts his drive code with a cli with a comment about "; 
interrupts enabled until first sector read".

Can anyone share any light on either of the above, or should I be 
asking Lasse? :)

> Of course, you could set a timeout, but I think this is over-doing.

If I were to set a timeout, I don't know what I could do after it ran 
out other than cancel the entire load and resend the drive code, as I 
don't think the job code had been removed.  Of course, I am only 
checking it's sign, not it's value, so I could be wrong on that count.


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