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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
To: "Uwe Bugla" <uwe.bugla@gmx.de>
Cc: torvalds@linux-foundation.org, bunk@stusta.de,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: bug in kernel 2.6.21-rc1-git1: conventional floppy drive cannot be mounted without hanging up the whole system
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 10:07:29 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070224100729.8675b425.akpm@linux-foundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070224175424.176030@gmx.net>

> On Sat, 24 Feb 2007 18:54:24 +0100 "Uwe Bugla" <uwe.bugla@gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Second attempt now:
> I already reported to Linus Torvalds and Andrew Morton that it is impossible to mount a conventional floppy drive without hanging up the whole system.
> Andrew's reaction was quite ambiguous: "We did not break it"

Sorry, what I meant was "Neither Linus nor I broke it".  ie: please report
this in a place where the person who did break it can see it.  This you have
done.

> Once again and for the last time: I do not state that floppy.c is broken. I only state that it is immpossible to mount a floppy drive with kernel 2.6.21-rc1-git1. Kernel 2.6.20 is OK. But 2.6.21-rc1-git1 is definitely buggy!
> I did some work already:
> a. I copied the following modules from the intact and sane kernel 2.6.20 into the 2.6.21-rc1-git1 tree:
> cdrom.h, floppy.c, init.h, io.h, proc_misc.c, setup.c, timer.h, uaccess.h
> b. I adjusted some hunks of the patch for module main.c (part of patch-2.6.21-rc1) to make the kernel compile without errors.
> But the problem still persists, and I do not have any idea anymore where the offensive hunks in patch-2.6.21-rc1 could reside.
> 
> Questions:
> a. Can someone please confirm the described problem?
> b. Can someone please take action to find out where the buggy code resides?
> c. Why is this untested material being pushed into main vanilla - what is going on at kernel.org please?
> 
> Please take action! The bug was introduced somewhere at the transition of 2.6.20 towards 2.6.20-git14.
> 

I think we'll find that it works OK for hundreds of other people, so it got
broken in some manner which is specific to a very small number of machines,
of which yours is one.

If that theory proves to be correct, I'm afraid that the most proactical
way of fixing this is to ask you to run a git-bisect to find the changeset
which introduced the regression.



  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-24 18:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-24 17:54 Uwe Bugla
2007-02-24 18:07 ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2007-02-24 18:29   ` Uwe Bugla
2007-02-24 19:23   ` Uwe Bugla
2007-02-24 19:49     ` Ray Lee
2007-02-26 10:38 ` Jiri Slaby
2007-02-26 15:12   ` Jiri Slaby
2007-02-26 15:51     ` Linus Torvalds
2007-02-26 16:28       ` Jiri Slaby
2007-02-26 16:34       ` Benjamin LaHaise
2007-02-26 17:10         ` Linus Torvalds
2007-02-26 17:45           ` Stephane Eranian
2007-02-26 17:28       ` Stephane Eranian
2007-02-26 17:37         ` Linus Torvalds
2007-02-25 18:29 Uwe Bugla
2007-02-25 21:04 ` Alexey Dobriyan
2007-02-26  3:55 ` Mike Galbraith
2007-02-26 18:06 Oleg Nesterov
2007-02-26 18:13 ` Linus Torvalds
2007-02-26 20:55   ` Rene Herman
2007-02-26 21:14     ` Linus Torvalds
2007-02-28  2:42       ` Bill Davidsen
2007-02-28 13:04         ` Alan
2007-02-28 12:20           ` Rene Herman

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