Re: 2.5.37 broke the floppy driver

From: Thomas Molina (
Date: Sun Sep 22 2002 - 13:37:55 EST

On Sun, 22 Sep 2002, Mikael Pettersson wrote:

> With 2.5.37, doing a write to floppy makes the kernel print
> "blk: request botched" and a few seconds later instantly reboot
> the machine (w/o any further messages). 2.5.36 works fine.
> "dd bs=8k if=bzImage of=/dev/fd0" triggers this every time.

I duplicated this on 2.5.37-bk as well as 2.5.38-bk. Maybe we have an
off-by-one error? I see the following under 2.5.38-bk:

[tmolina@dad boot]$ dd if=bzImage of=/dev/fd0
dd: writing to `/dev/fd0': No space left on device
5+0 records in
4+0 records out

If I repeate the command I get lines of the
blk: request botched messages with the following flashed briefly on the
screen (I wouldn't have seen it if I weren't looking for it):

dd: writing to `/dev/fd0': No space left on device
1441+0 records in
1440+0 records out

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