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SubjectRe: 2.5.33-bk testing
On Sun, 1 Sep 2002, Mikael Pettersson wrote:

> I was able to get 2.5.33 (even with your patch) to corrupt data
> in a few seconds: writes (with dd) put corrupted data on the
> media, and reads (again with dd) returns data that doesn't
> match what's on the media.

I don't know why I didn't see the corruption the first time around.
However, I repeated the tests with Linus' floppy update and saw the same
thing you did.
dd if=/dev/fd0 of=floppyimage
produced corrupt output, as did a dd write to floppy command.

> 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.

Thanks. Adding your workaround produced correct outputs. I hope we can
some other eyes on the code and get it integrated into mainline.

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