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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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