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SubjectRe: 2.5.33-bk testing

On Sun, 1 Sep 2002, Mikael Pettersson wrote:
>
> The patch below is an update of the floppy workarounds patch
> I've been maintaining since the problems began in 2.5.13.
> With this patch I'm able to reliably read and write to the
> raw /dev/fd0 device. I'm not suggesting that my hack to
> bdev->bd_block_size is the correct fix, but maybe someone who
> understands the block I/O system can see what's going on and
> do a proper fix.

It looks like what your fix does is to force a 512-byte blocksize on the
floppy.

Which implies to me that the floppy driver is broken for other blocksizes.

Does your patch still leave the floppy driver broken for something like a
mounted minix or ext2 filesystem? Those have 1kB blocksizes, and will set
it to that. If the non-512B blocksize in the floppy driver is broken, then
such mounted filesystems should not work reliably either.

Linus

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