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    SubjectRe: Floppy constantly accessed in 2.6.31-rc2
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    On Sun, 2009-07-12 at 23:44 -0600, Robert Hancock wrote:
    > On 2.6.31-rc2 (actually current git as of today) the floppy drive is
    > constantly being accessed with these messages being reported:
    >
    > Platform driver 'floppy' needs updating - please use dev_pm_ops
    > Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
    > FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
    > end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
    > end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
    > end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
    > end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
    > end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
    > end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
    > end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
    >
    > lsof reports no process with /dev/fd0 open so it is not clear what is
    > causing this activity. It looks like the access starts when I log in to
    > X, but doesn't stop when I log out. I'm guessing HAL or something checks
    > the floppy drive and then the kernel somehow gets stuck in a loop
    > retrying the request..

    That does look a bit like
    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=489083 (and its duplicate
    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=496586 ).

    Regards,


    Paul Bolle



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