Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#1 closed defect (fixed)

/V option makes driver fail to load

Reported by: ecsnl Owned by: somebody
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: driver Version: 1.12
Keywords: Cc:


Normally an OS/2 driver can be loaded with a /V option so it outputs information. We have an option in our preboot menu of eComStation that switches it on. For example the Danis506.add shows disc output (what controllers are found and what discs are found).

If we specify the /V with the driver it mentioned as an illegal switch and the driver does not load.

Maybe its also more convenient that if a switch is illegal the driver still loads. Instead of not loading. Otherwise you need to boot from to alter the config.sys.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Markus Thielen

We will change this behaviour.

Currently, the driver is not able to issue ATA commands during the init phase - at least, this would be quite cumbersome. Thus, during INIT, the driver has no idea which devices are attached to the adapter(s), so we cannot simply mimic the output of IBM1S506 or

We have three options, I think:

  • Ignore /v and continue to boot normally, with or without /v
  • Display nothing if /v is not specified
  • Display more adapter information (config flags etc.) if /v is specified

We will think this over. Is it urgent?

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by ecsnl

Not really. But the /V option is almost standard on all storage drivers so you can get more information. I will ask if Steve can reply in this ticket.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Markus Thielen

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed in [108]; for now, we do not write info about found adapters if /v is not specified.
So without /v, only the sign on banner is displayed.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by David Azarewicz

Milestone: milestone1

Milestone milestone1 deleted

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