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SubjectRe: Partition check considered as error is breaking mounting in 2.6.27
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Bodo Eggert wrote:

> Ordinary users need a correctly-working, non-logspewing ("Access beyond
> end of disk") system, including the possibility to correctly create
> filesystems or to use md on the disks. Having an IO-error-area at the end
> of the partition won't exactly help, but maybe destroy the
> HAL-automounted-using-the-wrong-options* filesystem.
>
It's not clear that "ordinary users" ever have this problem. It seems to happen
*only* when using a drive which has something which looks like a partition table
but isn't, or is a defective partition table, or will only work when diddling
with HPA magic.

And should some naive user be trying to use such a drive, it seems better to
tell them, to beat them over the head with the problem, because if you hide the
problem those users are least likely to be able to recover when problems arise.

I'm not against some sensible recovery, I just don't agree that "pretend it
isn't wrong" is a good default solution.

--
Bill Davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
"We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked." - from Slashdot



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