Bug 234759 - I/O error when updating kernel
I/O error when updating kernel
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2007-04-01 11:56 EDT by tjustt
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-07-29 13:16:28 EDT
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strace of grubby run installing kernel (67.99 KB, application/x-tar)
2007-04-25 14:32 EDT, Orion Poplawski
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Description tjustt 2007-04-01 11:56:12 EDT
Description of problem:

I get this type of I/O error always when i update my kernel in text environment
on fedora 7

end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0

This has been happening with the latest kernel and with earlier ones for long as
i have been updating my system through text interface with smart and have been
doing that long.

Haven't noticed that this would be causing any problems that would cause my
system not to work, but have been getting this so long that thought to report this.
Comment 1 Orion Poplawski 2007-04-25 14:32:49 EDT
Created attachment 153438 [details]
strace of grubby run installing kernel

Looks like it scans /sys/block, finds fd0 and tries to open it for some reason.
 In fact, it seems to try twice.

Hangs for about 4 minutes on floppyless systems.  Particularly annoying during
install.

Related bug 155876
Comment 2 Orion Poplawski 2007-04-25 15:29:59 EDT
Culprit seems to be this:

   dev = nashGetPathBySpec(_nash_context, dev);

Comment 3 Orion Poplawski 2007-04-25 16:22:30 EDT
Why doesn't block_find_fs_by_keyvalue make use of the cache in nashContext *nc
to find the label, ala blkid_get_devname() in libblkid?
Comment 4 tjustt 2007-06-23 18:22:04 EDT
Just wondering, but is this going to be fixed someday?
Comment 5 Orion Poplawski 2007-07-30 11:41:04 EDT
tjustt - are you just giving up on this?  I'd like to see this fixed someday. 
Causes rather annoying timeouts and seems relatively straightforward to fix.
Comment 6 tjustt 2007-07-30 15:54:28 EDT
I would want this to be fixed too, but this has been here about from test 2 and
pretty much nothing has happened! I'm not sure but it could even be that this is
the problem thats making my files get corrupted when moving them through USB.

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