--- En date de : Dim 20.5.12, freedos-user-requ...@lists.sourceforge.net
<freedos-user-requ...@lists.sourceforge.net> a écrit :
> De: freedos-user-requ...@lists.sourceforge.net
> Objet: Freedos-user Digest, Vol 636, Issue 2
> À: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Dimanche 20 mai 2012, 22h41
> Send Freedos-user mailing list
> submissions to
> To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
> or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help'
> You can reach the person managing the list at
> When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more
> than "Re: Contents of Freedos-user digest..."
Jack <...@earthlink.net> wrote :
>> I've been mentioning smartdrive only for the fact that it lets the
>> user explicitly remove one or several drive "letters" from caching,
>> which is handy in some cases - not just floppies.
> Can't imagine WHAT cases, and no one has ever asked me to have UIDE
> cache or not-cache specific drives.
Case in point : unless explicitly excluded, MS-not-so-Smart-Drive will happily
cache certain RAMdisks (not MS ramdrive) which is counter-productive to say the
least. This is very arguably a defect of smartdrive, which I don't expect UIDE
can possibly share.
I'd like to make a different point since several people have mentioned virtual
machines - regarding DOS running in VMs, depending on the specific VM and OS,
there may be little point in caching disk access altogether, as 1. some or all
"disks" as seen by the virtualised system may in fact be files or otherwise
streams from the host's PoV, and 2. for real devices caching would be done by
the host (Linux, Windows, etc.) and/or the VM program anyway. Of course caches
could still be used inside of a DOS VM for testing and tweaking DOS
configuration, rather than for performance.
>> Nobody is denying your drivers are sweet!
> "THANK you!", after all of the above and all in other
You're welcome! (Other posts ? /I/ certainly can't remember bashing you or
dissing your most excellent work anytime)
Live Security Virtual Conference
Exclusive live event will cover all the ways today's security and
threat landscape has changed and how IT managers can respond. Discussions
will include endpoint security, mobile security and the latest in malware
Freedos-user mailing list