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Bug#430941: linux-image-2.6.21-2-686: no-name USB 2.0 flash drive gets "unknown partition table" until BLKRRPART ioctl is issued

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On Thu, 28 Jun 2007, Simon McVittie wrote:

> I have a cheap USB stick (an Integral 512M USB2.0 stick, specifically)
> which appears with "unknown partition table" when inserted. If the
> BLKRRPART ioctl is issued, the partition table is re-read correctly,
> /dev/sdx1 appears, HAL activates and the stick is auto-mounted correctly.
> Repartitioning the stick appears to work, but only because fdisk issues
> the ioctl to re-read the partition table after it's been modified - when
> the stick is removed and re-plugged, the same issue occurs. Issuing the
> ioctl without actually changing anything (sfdisk -R) is sufficient to
> fix it.

could you test against newer kernel from unstable 2.6.22.
it installs just fine and if still reproducible trunk
see apt lines
-> http://wiki.debian.org/DebianKernel



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