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Bug 73666

Summary: unhandled err checking bad blocks
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Jefferson Smith <imajeffs>
Component: installerAssignee: Michael Fulbright <msf>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 7.3   
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Hardware: i686   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2002-09-08 06:42:20 UTC Type: ---
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Description Jefferson Smith 2002-09-08 06:42:14 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.0.0-10; Linux) 
Description of problem: 
Installation halted with an unhandled exception when I enabled checking for 
bad blocks on the partitions to install. 
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 
How reproducible: 
Didn't try  
(it installed without enabling badblock check) 
Steps to Reproduce: 
1. Wnen editing new partitions with diskdruid, choose to format and also check 
for bad blocks. 
2. It will stop later, when starting actual install. 
Actual Results:  It stoped later, when starting actual install. It wrote 
"anacdump.txt" to a floppy. 
Expected Results:  Install correctly 
Additional info: 
Traceback (innermost last): 
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 633, in ?, dispatch, configFileData) 
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 353, in run (self.runres, configFileData) 
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 814, in run 
    mainloop () 
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/", line 2676, in mainloop 
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 529, in handleRenderCallback 
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/", line 135, in renderCallback 
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 417, in nextClicked 
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 144, in gotoNext 
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 209, in moveStep 
    rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args)) 
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 375, in turnOnFilesystems 
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 1007, in checkBadblocks 
    self.badblocksEntry(entry, chroot) 
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 984, in badblocksEntry 
    entry.fsystem.badblocksDevice(entry, self.progressWindow, chroot) 
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 210, in badblocksDevice 
    l = string.split(num, '/') 
TypeError: argument 1: expected read-only character buffer, int found 
Local variables in innermost frame: 
childpid: 86 
devicePath: /tmp/hda3 
str: Interrupted system call 
fd: 30 
num: 4 
p: (32, 33) 
w: <gui.ProgressWindow instance at 85a6d40> 
l: ['   264832', '   265072'] 
args: [Errno 4] Interrupted system call 
self: <fsset.swapFileSystem instance at 82e3770> 
windowCreator: <method InstallInterface.progressWindow of InstallInterface 
instance at 867aef0> 
val: 99L 
chroot: /mnt/sysimage 
entry: <fsset.FileSystemSetEntry instance at 8552dc0>

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-09-16 21:20:01 UTC
The installer did not handle the detection of bad blocks correctly.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 66181 ***