FDC(4)                NetBSD/x86 Kernel Interfaces Manual               FDC(4)

NAME
     fdc -- NEC 765 floppy disk controller driver

SYNOPSIS
     fdc0 at isa? port 0x3f0 irq 6 drq 2
     fdc* at acpi?
     fdc* at pnpbios? index ?
     fd*  at fdc? drive ?

DESCRIPTION
     The fdc driver provides support for the NEC 765 floppy disk controller
     and floppy disk drives, commonly found on IBM-PC compatible systems.

     The driver supports the following floppy diskette formats by using par-
     ticular partitions:
           1.44MB 3.5-inch (b)
           1.2MB  5.25-inch (c)
           360KB  5.25-inch (1.2MB drive) (d)
           360KB  5.25-inch (IBM-PC drive) (e)
           720KB  3.5-inch (f)
           720KB  5.25-inch (g)
           360KB  3.5-inch (h)
     Partition a selects the default format for the attached floppy drive, as
     determined by the BIOS configuration for the diskette drive.

FORMATTING
     The driver supports floppy disk formatting using the interfaces in
     <sys/fdio.h>:
     FDIOCGETFORMAT struct fdformat_parms
                        Fetch current formatting parameters.  This gets the
                        default parameters for the open device if no parame-
                        ters have been set during the session.
     FDIOCSETFORMAT struct fdformat_parms
                        Set formatting parameters.  The driver saves this
                        state and it persists while the device is open.
     FDIOCFORMAT_TRACK struct fdformat_cmd
                        Format a track on the medium.  If this call returns
                        EINVAL, the track formatting parameters were out of
                        range for the medium.  If it returns EIO, there was a
                        medium error while formatting the track.
     FDIOCSETOPTS int   Set driver options which persist until the device is
                        closed.  The options should be the logical OR of the
                        desired values below:
                        FDOPT_NORETRY  Do not retry operations on failure
                        FDOPT_SILENT   Do not print error messages to the con-
                                       sole
     FDIOCGETOPTS int   Fetch drive options.

     A typical use of the formatting facilities would be to open the device,
     call FDIOCGETFORMAT to fetch the current format parameters, perhaps
     change a parameter or two, display the formatting details to the user,
     and then call FDIOCSETFORMAT followed by a series of calls to
     FDIOCFORMAT_TRACK.

SEE ALSO
     fdformat(1), acpi(4), isa(4), pnpbios(4)

HISTORY
     The fdc formatting support appeared in NetBSD 1.3.

NetBSD 7.0                    September 23, 2011                    NetBSD 7.0

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