Re: rescan partitions returns EIO since 2.6.8

From: Martin Pool
Date: Tue Dec 14 2004 - 01:32:21 EST

On 6 Dec 2004, Andries Brouwer <Andries.Brouwer@xxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 06, 2004 at 11:47:22AM +1100, Martin Pool wrote:
> > On 5 Dec 2004, Andries.Brouwer@xxxxxx wrote:
> > To me it seems more correct that a request to read the partition table
> > should fail if the partition table can't be read.
> I do not view BLKRRPART as a request to read the partition table.
> It is a request to revalidate: "if the disk is in use, return EBUSY,
> otherwise, discard any old information, read any new information".
> If the disk is blank then there is no new information to read,
> that is not an error, and certainly not an I/O error.
> > if you really want to roll it back I won't object.
> Yes, I think I want to - am getting worried mail from people
> who very much dislike I/O errors on a brand-new disk.

OK, my mistake. Please take it out.

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