Apparently, though unproven, at 08:08 on Thursday 03 February 2011, Paul
Hartman did opine thusly:
> On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 8:11 PM, walt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On 02/02/2011 03:05 PM, Paul Hartman wrote:
> >> On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 3:29 PM, walt<email@example.com> wrote:
> >>> On 02/02/2011 07:48 AM, Paul Hartman wrote:
> >>>> I have a USB SD-card reader which cannot read the partition table when
> >>>> first inserted into the PC.
> >>> That sounds to me like a bug
do you see the same on other
> >>> computers?
> >> Yes, every computer (for several kernel versions now)
> > Well, if an older kernel uses the card reader normally and newer kernels
> > don't, then I assume a kernel bug is responsible.
> > What *I* would do is to use git-bisect in Linus's kernel git repository
> > to isolate the "bad" commit and then report it to the person who
> > submitted the original bad patch to Linus.
> > If that idea sounds weird -- I plead nolo contendere. Yet, it gets
> > kernel bugs fixed. (Very roughly paraphrasing Galileo
> I meant that I've tried it for a few kernel versions (it's not a new
> card reader, it's a few years old). It has never worked properly in
> Linux since I've owned it.
Then the reader itself is probably horribly broken. Or has been built to
comply to "whatever broken Windows is doing today"
My USD card reader JustWorks(tm) everywhere with everything. And they are dirt
cheap, about the price of the smallest SD card I can buy.
Time for a new reader perhaps?
alan dot mckinnon at gmail dot com