2017-10-12 16:01:01 UTC
$ sudo blktrace -d /dev/sdb1
When I write 4KB using dd
$ sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb1 oflag=direct bs=4k count=1
The block trace (after blkparsed) is write request as expected
8,17 2 2 0.000003171 5930 Q WS 2048 + 8 [dd]
followed by a unexpected read from systemd-udevd
8,17 7 2 0.001755563 5931 Q R 2048 + 8 [systemd-udevd]
My first question is what is: this read request?
And I want to stop the read request because it makes it difficult to test kernel code.
So the second question is: how can I stop the read request?
Actually I found this behavior when I test my module https://github.com/akiradeveloper/dm-writeboost
Since I need to create/remove devices during the tests, there is no choice to stop udev.service.
FYI, I am using Debian 9.2