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Date:	Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:10:30 +0100
From:	Jens Axboe <>
To:	Linus Torvalds <>
CC:	Shaohua Li <>, Neil Brown <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>,
	"" <>,
	Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: [boot crash] Re: [GIT PULL[ block drivers bits for 3.8

On 2012-12-19 17:29, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> Of course it's been tested. Granted it got moved over too late (as 1 of
>> 2 that did), but I've run the branch on a multitude of systems.
>> Apparently none of them hit the case of having a zero granularity
>> reported, so never hit the bug.
> I presumably happens on pretty much anything that doesn't have
> discard. Of course, I've personally gotten rid of any rotating devices
> I have, but it still sounds like there's a big testing hole somewhere.

It doesn't, though it seems so. Otherwise I definitely would have seen
it. It only happens if discard max sectors is set, but alignment isn't.
I suspect because that first divide is ordered after the
!max_discard_sectors check. At least here.

And I suspect we would have seen a lot more reports if it DID trigger
on anything that didn't have discard :-)

Jens Axboe

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