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Re: installation success using 3.0.16 on iBook Dual USB / HOWTO

On Mon, Nov 12, 2001 at 10:47:16AM +0100, Michael Schmitz wrote:
> > > > Hmm.  I wonder if there's something wierd (and out of Linux's) hands
> > > > going on.  I remember trying to track this down when I worked for
> > > > LinuxPPC, Inc.  Things go horribly wrong if the disk is still mounted.
> > > > But that's not the case here.
> > >
> > > don't know
> >
> > Well if something from the disk _is_ mounted then, there's a probable
> > culprit.
> If the disk is mounted the reread partition table ioctl needs to fail,
> period (there's no way for the kernel to update all the internal disk info
> related to the partition table with a disk in use).

Right.  What happens if it's still mounted is you should get a warning
about how it failed.

> OF should be dead by that time (at least not touch the disk anymore).


> > Are you sure OF doesn't open something up tho and leave it dangling?
> And then what? The kernel doesn't care about OF after early boot init,
> right?

My (admitiedly wierd/wild idea) is that it's not that OF is still doing
something, but that OF opened something on the disk when it was still
alive, and we left the HW in a bad state.

Tom Rini (TR1265)

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