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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
To: ltuikov@yahoo.com
Cc: linux-scsi <linux-scsi@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Infinite retries reading the partition table
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 23:29:16 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20061130232916.6cbd1408.akpm@osdl.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <117439.97789.qm@web31803.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

On Thu, 30 Nov 2006 22:34:57 -0800 (PST)
Luben Tuikov <ltuikov@yahoo.com> wrote:

> --- Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, 29 Nov 2006 17:22:48 -0800 (PST)
> > Luben Tuikov <ltuikov@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > Suppose reading sector 0 always reports an error,
> > > sense key HARDWARE ERROR.
> > > 
> > > What I'm observing is that the request to read sector 0,
> > > reading partition information, is retried forever, ad infinitum.
> > > 
> > > Does anyone have a patch to resolve this? (2.6.19-rc6)
> > > 
> > 
> > Please send a backtrace so we can see where the offending loop occurs.
> 
> I posted a patch to linux-scsi

hm.  Does sending patches to linux-scsi get them applied?  It might, I
don't know.

> which resolves this issue:
> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-scsi&m=116485834119885&w=2

That looks like it prevents the IO error.  But why was an IO error causing
an infinite loop?   What piece of code was initiating the retries?


  reply	other threads:[~2006-12-01  7:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2006-11-30  1:22 Luben Tuikov
2006-12-01  5:47 ` Andrew Morton
2006-12-01  6:34   ` Luben Tuikov
2006-12-01  7:29     ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2006-12-01  8:32       ` Luben Tuikov
2006-12-05 20:40         ` Michael Reed
2006-12-06  5:00           ` Luben Tuikov
2006-12-06  5:08             ` Andrew Morton
2006-12-06  6:10               ` Luben Tuikov
2006-12-06 15:59               ` James Bottomley
2006-12-06 20:24                 ` Luben Tuikov
2006-12-07 18:16                   ` James Bottomley
2006-12-07 19:14                     ` Luben Tuikov
2006-12-07 21:15                       ` James Bottomley
2006-12-06 10:48       ` Etienne.Vogt
2006-11-30  1:53 Luben Tuikov

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