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    Subject2.6.25: usb-storage unknown partition table issue
    Hi,

    i have a 8GB usb pen with several problem due to partition table.

    if i create a primary one with fdisk, then format it works ok.
    then i umount it, unplug, replug, no more partition detected.

    I formatted it on Windows (same machine) and this some stress test, but
    it's brand new and it works.
    The partition and the free space is correctly seen by qtparted and
    parted, but in the dmesg i see:

    Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
    scsi10 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
    usb-storage: device found at 2
    usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
    usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
    USB Mass Storage support registered.
    usb-storage: device scan complete
    scsi 10:0:0:0: Direct-Access Ut165 USB2FlashStorage 0.00 PQ: 0
    ANSI: 2
    sd 10:0:0:0: [sdc] 15794176 512-byte hardware sectors (8087 MB)
    sd 10:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off
    sd 10:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 00 00 00 00
    sd 10:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
    sd 10:0:0:0: [sdc] 15794176 512-byte hardware sectors (8087 MB)
    sd 10:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off
    sd 10:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 00 00 00 00
    sd 10:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
    sdc: unknown partition table
    sd 10:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk

    This makes the partition unasable in my linux 2.6.25 (vanilla) system.
    Another 1gb usbpen works perfectly.

    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1307:0165 Transcend Information, Inc.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002

    Anything i can try?
    It looks a scsi issue. And it's the first time i see the Mode Sense set
    to 0 for any usb storage device.

    Please CC me i'm not subscribed

    --
    Patrizio Bassi
    www.patriziobassi.it


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