On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 06:36:29AM +1100, Bruce Evans wrote: > > The fallback is clearly wrong because it turns isolated media errors > into pessimized i/o for the whole disk at best, system hangs during > resets next best, and system crashes at worst. I keep a disk with bad > media on line for testing some of this, and zap the fallback using the > following patch (hope this is complete; it was edited from a larger > patch).
Perhaps the right answer is to test uptime and do the fallback if the error happens in the first minute, at least for permanently-mounted disks. In any case, retries in the current mode should be exhausted first. -- Barney Wolff http://www.databus.com/bwresume.pdf I'm available by contract or FT, in the NYC metro area or via the 'Net. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message