• smartdrv cdrom cache

    From T. Ment@21:1/5 to All on Thu Nov 7 20:35:07 2019
    If you load mscdex first, smartdrv will cache the cdrom. To save memory,
    I reduced the smartdrv read ahead size. It defaults to 16k, I set it to

    But when I installed software from cdrom I got data corruption. When I
    went back to smartdrv defaults the problem disappeared. Seems the cdrom
    caching fails when read ahead size equals element size.

    It worked when I reduced both, keeping the 2 to 1 ratio. There is some performance loss. Not big, but not wanted either.

    At least now I know how to work around the problem. shsucdx has it too.
    So it must be a smartdrv bug.

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