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Re: Is it fdisk? (potato)

on Wed, Nov 22, 2000 at 12:03:47AM +0100, scr (whoknows@onlinehome.de) wrote:
> Hi,
> While "fdisking" I get errors (or better: warnings)
> on both systems that I never saw before and I'd like
> to know how to avoid them (Yes, I was lazy and boot
> both systems from their installation kernels).
> Both systems have Symbios based SCSI controllers
> (Alpha: Intraserver ITI-3140U, Athlon: Tekram DC-390U2W)
> and I couldn't find a reason why my question could be
> specific to Alpha, so I decided not to to pollute the
> debian-alpha list with this stuff.
> O.k., here it goes:
> After creating a new partition, using the `w´ command
> in fdisk I get following messages (I'm typing this
> manually from a handwritten script ;-}
> Calling ioctl () ...
> Device busy for revalidation (usage=3)
> Re-read table failed with error 16: Device or resource busy.
> Reboot your system to ensure the partition table is updated.

These are kernel, not fdisk, errors.  fdisk may be triggering them, but
they're coming out of the kernel.

Can't help you beyond that.

It would be helpful to know what kernel you're using.

This would appear to be a SCSI driver problem, the message originates in
/usr/src/linux/drivers/scsi/sd.c (2.2.15).

> And I *have* to reboot to make a new partition usable.
> If anyone has any hints to avoid this (some place in
> the archives I didn't find so far, other debian lists
> ...) please let me know.
> Regards,
> Stefan Schroepfer
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