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SubjectRe: MD/RAID time out writing superblock
Tejun Heo wrote:
> Oooh, another possibility is the above continuous IDENTIFY tries.
> Doing things like that generally isn't a good idea because vendors
> don't expect IDENTIFY to be mixed regularly with normal IOs and
> firmwares aren't tested against that. Even smart commands sometimes
> cause problems. So, finding out the thing which is obsessed with the
> identity of the drive and stopping it might help.

Bullpucky. That sort of thing, specifically with IDENTIFY,
has never been an issue.

I wonder if the IDENTIFY is actually coming from libata EH
after something else failed ?

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