On Sun, 2010-10-03 at 10:24 +1300, Quintin wrote: > This patch has been running: while true; do smartctl -a /dev/sdb > > /dev/null; done overnight without fault, under ordinary conditions I > can reproduce within seconds. [...] > I am more than happy to backport & maintain this patch out of band. It > is my impression however that the bug is not easily reproducible unless > you're running smartctl and the risk to users when it does occur can be > as severe as data loss. > > Thank you for your help so far & please let me know if further testing > is required as I am happy to perform this. No, I'm happy to include the patch in our next stable update. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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