[Bug 77734] Re: Disk Read Errors during boot-time caused by probe of invalid partitions
ubuntu at tjworld.net
Wed Feb 18 19:48:10 UTC 2009
Confirmed as still affecting Jaunty by report in bug #329880.
It appears Linus Torvalds rejected my patch when it was pushed from
Andrew Morton's -mm tree to mainline in May 2007:
From: akpm at linux-foundation.org
To: linux at tjworld.net, mm-commits at vger.kernel.org
Subject: - filesystem-disk-errors-at-boot-time-caused-by-probe.patch removed from -mm tree
Date: Tue, 08 May 2007 19:34:23 -0700 (Wed, 03:34 BST)
The patch titled
filesystem: Disk Errors at boot-time caused by probe of partitions
has been removed from the -mm tree. Its filename was
This patch was dropped because it was nacked
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds at linux-foundation.org>
To: akpm at linux-foundation.org
Cc: linux at tjworld.net, bunk at stusta.de, Jens Axboe <jens.axboe at oracle.com>
Subject: Re: [patch 012/455] filesystem: Disk Errors at boot-time caused by probe of partitions
Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 09:19:32 -0700 (PDT) (17:19 BST)
On Tue, 8 May 2007, akpm at linux-foundation.org wrote:
> From: TJ <linux at tjworld.net>
I don't really like these kinds of addresses. Who is TJ? When I google for
that name, I find a lot of hits, but all the links to tjworld.net are
I also think the patch is wrong.
IIRC, we cannot trust the "capacity" data, because not all disks report it
correctly. If we did, we'd just do the check in read_dev_sector() instead.
So I'm dropping this. I might be wrong about the capacity thing, we may
have fixed it (Jens cc'd). But if the capacity is trustworthy, why not
just do the trivial check in read_dev_sector to protect against invalid
extended ones? And in add_partitions()?
** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
Assignee: (unassigned) => TJ (intuitivenipple)
Status: New => Confirmed
Disk Read Errors during boot-time caused by probe of invalid partitions
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