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SubjectRe: Floppy constantly accessed in 2.6.31-rc2
On 07/13/2009 05:06 PM, Paul Bolle wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-07-12 at 23:44 -0600, Robert Hancock wrote:
>> On 2.6.31-rc2 (actually current git as of today) the floppy drive is
>> constantly being accessed with these messages being reported:
>>
>> Platform driver 'floppy' needs updating - please use dev_pm_ops
>> Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
>> FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
>> end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
>> end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
>> end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
>> end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
>> end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
>> end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
>> end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
>>
>> lsof reports no process with /dev/fd0 open so it is not clear what is
>> causing this activity. It looks like the access starts when I log in to
>> X, but doesn't stop when I log out. I'm guessing HAL or something checks
>> the floppy drive and then the kernel somehow gets stuck in a loop
>> retrying the request..
>
> That does look a bit like
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=489083 (and its duplicate
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=496586 ).

Indeed, it is.. It looks like in 2.6.29.5 the floppy module isn't being
autoloaded and in 2.6.31-rc2 it is, which causes the DeviceKit bug to
show up. Updating DeviceKit seems to fix the problem.

So, not a kernel regression.


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