On Saturday, 29 December 2001 at  6:21:29 +0100, Bernd Walter wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 29, 2001 at 10:09:11AM +1030, Greg Lehey wrote:
>> This has nothing to do with Vinum.  The errors are at the device
>> driver level, and they appear to relate only to the compact flash
>> adaptor.  Does it work when Vinum is not loaded?  Was there in fact a
>> CF card in the adaptor?
> vinums read_drive_label triggers this.
> It tries to read the label and produces the given errors if the drive is
> not ready - nothing wrong IMHO.

This would assume that Vinum was started after the adaptor was

> I see the same messages for an MO drive if there is no media inserted.
> And I see these errors for a fixed drive with media errors.
> It is just unavoidable to have a single error for each drive and I don't
> know for shure why it happens several times - maybe vinum probes for
> multiple partitions.

Yes, Vinum probes for up to 35 partitions.  First it tries each
partition in each slice.  If that doesn't work, it tries the
compatibility slice.  In each case, it ignores partition c.

I suppose it would be possible to recognize conditions like "medium
not present" and stop after the first attempt.  But I can't see how to
handle this without at least one error message.

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