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SubjectRe: Infinite retries reading the partition table
--- Luben Tuikov <ltuikov@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Suppose reading sector 0 always reports an error,
> sense key HARDWARE ERROR.
>
> What I'm observing is that the request to read sector 0,
> reading partition information, is retried forever, ad infinitum.
>
> Does anyone have a patch to resolve this? (2.6.19-rc6)

Actually the device sends SK: MEDIUM ERROR, ASC: UNRECOVERED READ ERR,
but SCSI Core seems to retry reading the partition table (sector 0)
forever.

Anyone seen this and/or has a patch in their tree for it?

Luben
P.S. This is fairly straightforward to inject/test.

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