|Summary:||badbloacks attempts to access beyond end of device|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Public Beta||Reporter:||Tim Moloney <moloney>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Jeremy Katz <katzj>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2003-04-02 20:34:51 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Tim Moloney 2003-03-25 17:36:19 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021212 Description of problem: I run disk druid in manual mode and ask to check for bad blocks on all partitions. Regardless of the partitioning scheme, I always encounter one partition that causes badblocks to attempt to read past the end of the partition. For example, with the following partitioning: Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux /dev/hda2 14 1318 10482412+ 83 Linux /dev/hda3 1319 1971 5245222+ 83 Linux /dev/hda4 1972 4865 23246055 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/hda5 1972 2004 265041 82 Linux swap /dev/hda6 2005 2037 265041 83 Linux /dev/hda7 2038 4865 22715878+ 83 Linux hda7 would return with "bad blocks" and the error message on one of the virtual terminals said: attempt to access beyond end of device want=22715880, limit=22715878 On prior attempts, hda3 and hda5 had problems, so it's not related to being the last partition on the disk. I can successfully run "mk32fs -c -L <label> /dev/<partition>" for all the partitions, so it appears to be the way anaconda is calling badblocks. I don't know if the problem is related to my specific disk, the disk model, or if it is a more general problem. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): anaconda-8.0.94-5 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Partition manually with disk druid 2. Select check for bad blocks on all partitions 3. Proceed with the rest of the installation Actual Results: See description above Expected Results: Not to attempt accessing beyond the end of the device. Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-03-25 22:34:19 UTC
I have not seen this issue reported before. Did you create the partition table from scratch with disk druid, or were you modifying an existing partition table created by another program?
Comment 2 Tim Moloney 2003-03-25 23:01:03 UTC
The hard disk had the following history: - Bought disk - Installed Red Hat 8.0 on it - Partitioned manually using disk druid - Check for bad blocks on all partitions - Installed phoebe-3 on it - Partitioned manually using disk druid (repeated 4 times) - Removed all partition - Created new partitions (trying different sizes) - Check for bad blocks on all partitions - Error occurs at a different place on the disk each time - Partitioned manually using disk druid - Removed all partition - Created new partitions (using sizes listed above) - Did NOT check for bad blocks on any partitions. - Manually ran mke2fs -c -L <label> /dev/<partition> on all partitions in the bash virtual terminal - Continued installation without any further problems.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-04-02 20:34:51 UTC
We've removed badblocks from our current internal code base.