Subject: Re: smartmedia adaptors
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/23/2000 14:44:54
On Sat, Jan 22, 2000 at 12:40:58PM -0800, Wolfgang Rupprecht wrote:
> Manuel Bouyer writes:
> > Strange, I don't know what changed which could make it work ...
> Perhaps it was just how I was trying to access it.
> Even on the 1/21/2000 -current it is not "rock stable".  I see hangs
> if I remove the pcmcia card to switch smartmedia chips.  The second
> insertion seems to cause the kernel to think that another wd* disk
> showed up and any incidental access to the first, now nonexistent disk,
> will cause kernel to hang (pause) with a very long timeout of a few
> minutes.

Do you unmout the disk before removing the pcmcia adapter ?
The wdc controller should detach on last close of the last open partition
of the disk.
Something seems wrong here. Or maybe you're using the mbrlabel hack to keep
the in-core disklabel sticky ?

Manuel Bouyer <>