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Re: Bug with SLES11 SP2 on HP G6 server.

From: Clive Rothery
Subject: Re: Bug with SLES11 SP2 on HP G6 server.
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2012 10:49:15 +0200

Thanks for the feedback, I will do that as could be good warning for others upgrading.

Clive rothery

On Thursday, April 5, 2012, Petr Uzel wrote:
On Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 07:32:51AM +0200, Jim Meyering wrote:
> clive.rothery wrote:
> > When running partprobe on SLES , the following error occurs.
> > As the subject says SLES 11 SP2,  with a G6 server.  The disks are on a cciss
> > controller.
> >
> > Firmware version
> >
> > Current Firmware:  2.05   12/16/2010
> >
> > This is the message reported after running a fdsik then partprobe
> >
> > WARNING: Re-reading the partition table failed with error 16: Device or resource
> > busy.
> > The kernel still uses the old table. The new table will be used at
> > the next reboot or after you run partprobe(8) or kpartx(8)
> > Syncing disks.
> >
> > # partprobe
> > A bug has been detected in GNU Parted.  Refer to the web site of parted http://
> > www.gnu.org/software/parted/parted.html for more information of what could be
> > useful for bug submitting!  Please email a bug report to address@hidden
> > containing at least the version (2.3) and the following message:  Unable to
> > determine the size and length of /dev/cciss/c0d0_part1.

This is the second time I see this problem with cciss drives in
SLES11-sp2. I suspect that under some circumstances, the cciss driver
returns en error for HDIO_GETGEO ioctl; I couldn't reproduce it yet,

> Thanks for the report.
> That looks like a problem that has been fixed in newer releases.
> Can you try using a newer version?  The latest is 3.1.

And it would be helpful if you could also file a bugreport
at bugzilla.novell.com. Thanks.


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