IECHost: new issues logged in its issue tracker

Those who have been following the recent activity within the IECHost issue tracker, might have noticed that I logged, among the others, two new issues: 786986 and 786987.

These issues are both related to a somewhat unusual scenario, the one for which a disk has tracks written to the outermost edge by a misaligned drive, not accessible by a stock drive. The Transfer Team¬†provided me with a few more of such disks during X’2018, donated by Exile/Anubis, so I’ve been able to do more testing.

For the time being, if you come across a disk with unreachable tracks, just set the “Max error” count to the very minimum value (i.e. 1). If you have 2 or more errors in the reachable area of the disk, no retry will be attempted, so you can avoid deadlocks in the ROM code of the drive.

I will work at these issues in the next few weeks, so that I can improve user experience significantly when dealing with the above mentioned, unusual, scenario.

Stay tuned!

About Luigi Di Fraia

I am a Senior DevOps Engineer so I get to work with the latest technologies and open-source software. However, in my private time I enjoy retro-computing.
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