At 05:10 PM 5/20/2012, Bertho Grandpied wrote:
> > From: "Ralf A. Quint" <>
> > At 02:45 PM 5/20/2012, Bertho Grandpied wrote:
> >>Case in point : unless explicitly excluded, MS-not-so-Smart-Drive
> >>will happily cache certain RAMdisks (not MS ramdrive)
> > What ramdisks would that be?
>Your question is challenging my memory big time - I think it was 
>seen with XMSDISK (and cousins thereof) but could've been some other ramdisks.
> > A ramdisk that is properly identifying
> > itself as such should not be cached by Smartdrive, if it
> > doesn't, it is not the fault of Smartdrive...
>Raises the question of what a Ramdisk should do in order to 
>"properly" identify itself to smartdrv... impersonate MS-RAMDRIVE, maybe ;=)

For starters, use a media descriptor byte value of 0xFA in the BPB...

>I suspect a mix of bad faith and lazy coding on behalf of MS, but - 
>whose "fault" ever it may be, the problem - once recognised! - was 
>easily worked around by explicitly excluding the RD on smartdrive's 
>command line.

yeah, that good old "Microsoft bashing without hard facts" trick, 
never gets old... :-(


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