strange problem with Intenso 4GB SDHC card

Joachim Steiger roh at
Mon Aug 11 17:36:00 CEST 2008

Andy Green wrote:
> Hey don't lose hope.  There are two issues.  First is just some big
> cards are too slow to respond at default 16MHz clock with Glamo 16-bit
> clock count timeout counter.  See this
> Suspend / resume (partition overwrite is only a suspend / resume issue)
> has been fundamentally broken on GTA02 since before I got here last
> December, it didn't work at all until a series of deathmatches with it.
> ~ The biggest deathmatch of all to clean and fix it is going on at the
> minute on 2.6.26 branch here and it exposed the biggest underlying
> problem for us which is Glamo behaviours.  Assuming I kill it before it
> kills me, we will have a far less racy and more complete suspend and
> resume ordering situation then.


> Other projects using Linux also have that problem of partition overwrite
> on resume, but I suspect resume ordering and racing is behind their
> problems too.  When we clear that in the 2.6.26 branch we stand a chance
> to synthesize random or moving delays in resume action and try to flush
> out where it comes from.

i played with it a bit and came to the conclusion that it eats exactly
1024byte from the beginning of the 'physical' blockdevice. atleast when
i backup these to nand, write them back via dd after loosing it and do a
ioctl via fdisk /dev/mmcblk0 -> press w to trigger the block layer
rereading the device i am fine.

sounds weird.. is a buffer getting nulled on suspend, and gets written
back to disk even if it shouldnt?


Joachim Steiger
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