Kodak USB flash reader causes freezes, panics

Brooks Davis brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Wed Apr 27 21:48:09 PDT 2005

On Wed, Apr 27, 2005 at 07:42:35PM -0400, Tim Howe wrote:
> Brooks Davis <brooks at one-eyed-alien.net> writes:
> >> > > Reproducibly, if I begin copying data to a [...] CF card [...] it
> >> > > works for a while, then freezes the system.
> [...]
> > Sounds like you should file a PR about the issue.  Are you sure the file
> > system in question is OK?  There were some msdosfs corruption bugs fixed
> > recently.
> Taking your suggestion I zeroed out the CF card, then used fdisk and
> newfs_msdos to get it in working order again.  I've been testing it
> over the past week and have had no problems since.
> Thanks for the pointer.  Is it accepted for a corrupt filesystem to
> freeze the system, though?

No, but that's what broken code often does. :(

-- Brooks

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