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Re: current & V5 crashes with non-raw sata reads

On Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 12:48:03AM +1000, Thilo Jeremias wrote:
> Hi all,
> is this worth a PR?
> (or where could I start searching for the problem?)
> I get: a crash if I try to read bigger blocks (~1m or bigger) from a
> sata drive on an asus m4a78-vm mobo.

No, you get: a crash if you try to read 1M at a time _through the
metadata cache_, which is a basically silly thing to do.  This should
not crash the system, but the fix you'll probably see soonest will be
the removal of the block device nodes entirely -- they're not really
useful for anything and just cause confusion.

Even if what you are trying to do didn't crash the system (which it
obviously shouldn't) it would be a very bad idea.  Why are you not
using the raw device?


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