Bug 237509 - floppy disk absent/change notice handled badly
floppy disk absent/change notice handled badly
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2007-04-23 12:02 EDT by Zing
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-08-07 11:22:09 EDT
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Description Zing 2007-04-23 12:02:53 EDT
Description of problem:
I needed to write out a bunch of floppy image files with dd to /dev/fd0 and
every first write to the next floppy would fail.  Trying immediately again,
would succeed.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.20-1.2944.fc6

How reproducible:
all the time, tested on two different fc6 machines.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert a floppy.
2. $ dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/fd0 count=1 bs=1000

data written out correctly:

1+0 records in
1+0 records out
1000 bytes (1.0 kB) copied, 0.0909503 seconds, 11.0 kB/s

3. remove floppy.
4. insert floppy back into drive.
5. $ dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/fd0 count=1 bs=1000

error:
floppy0: disk absent or changed during operation
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
dd: writing `/dev/fd0': Input/output error
1+0 records in
0+0 records out
0 bytes (0 B) copied, 0.0209154 seconds, 0.0 kB/s

6. rerun dd command from step 5.

write succeeds.


Actual results:

step 5. fails.

Expected results:

step 5. should succeed. kernel is confused.

Additional info:

Haven't had to use the floppy in awhile, but this worked correctly at some point
in the past.
Comment 1 Pete Zaitcev 2007-08-06 21:04:04 EDT
Is this still a problem? How about Fedora 7?

I do not have an FC-6 box with a floppy, but RHEL-5 and F-7 seem ok in my
testing (tried with stopped HAL).
Comment 2 Zing 2007-08-07 09:25:04 EDT
Both machines are F7 now and the floppy works... you mention hal and I wonder if
that was the cause of the original problem.  Regardless, the disk change seems
to work fine now with haldaemon running or not.  thanks.

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