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    SubjectRe: Infinite retries reading the partition table
    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?

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