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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/5] readahead: backoff on I/O error
    Hi,

    >Well, it looks like I'm the only one in this world who's drive was
    >fired this way... ;) Note it's a combination of two issues: it's
    >definitely a buggy firmware (or hardware) - it should not fire,
    >no matter how you're hitting it from software - and the readahead+
    >EIO logic. So.. well, I don't want to try another drive really,
    >but it *seems* like it will eventually "recover". Not that it's
    >possible still to watch a DVD with a single scratch (one unreadable
    >block) anyway with current code (it will freeze and freeze and freeze
    >again and again), but well, it's not really THAT critical. My drive
    >is already dead, nothing worse can happen to it anyway ;)

    I'm pretty sure you're not the only one, I have had my CD/DVD drive *obsessively*
    try to read from a bad CD/DVD (or just a badly scrached area on the disc),
    bringing the system to an unusable state and not even stopping in reasonable time
    (minutes, at least), I was forced to power cycle the laptop in all of these cases.

    Marc

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