Re: /proc/partitions hosed

Erik Andersen (
Mon, 24 Sep 2001 10:41:53 -0600

On Mon Sep 24, 2001 at 01:26:13PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > It didn't get trough the boot-sequence (RedHat-7.1).
> > After some investigation it turned out that it hang in
> > the kudzu script, and further on also in the netfs script.
> > The programs `/usr/sbin/updfstab', `/usr/sbin/kudzu' and
> > the command `mount -a' are all falling into a loop.
> The scsi partition handling code in 2.4.10 is broken
> The cause seems to be the new gendisk changes, although quite why is still
> a mystery.

I didn't have time to dig into it, since I needed to get some work
done. So I reverted drivers/scsi/sd.c to stock 2.4.9, which made
the problem go away for me,


Erik B. Andersen   email:, formerly of Lineo
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