Comment 64 for bug 1073433

Francisco Reverbel (reverbel) wrote :

For people who need to live with this bug, it might be good to stress that Sandor' s suggestion (#57 and #61) and my little hack (#60) rely on the workaround at #13, which is effective with kernel 3.5.0-23-generic (the current kernel in Ubuntu 12.10), but not with kernel 3.5.0-22-generic (the previous kernel in Ubuntu 12.10). I believe (but am not quite sure) that the workaround was also ineffective with kernel 3.5.0-21-generic and that it was effective with the previous Quantal kernels.

While this bug is not fixed I will think twice before doing a kernel upgrade on Quantal, as a disk check on every boot makes the system nearly unusable to me. I am not blaming the kernel, but it appears that the workaround depends upon the timing of an upstart race condition, which may change with the kernel version.

When a new kernel version comes out, I would like to know if the new kernel will not break the workaround again.