Bug 111943 - badblocks in swap
badblocks in swap
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-12-11 15:41 EST by William C. Mount
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-01-15 14:29:19 EST
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Description William C. Mount 2003-12-11 15:41:26 EST
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Description of problem:
We currently have over 200 machines.  Spanning from RedHat 7.3, 
Redhat 9, AS2.1, AS3, ES3.  On approximately 80% of them, we get 
badblocks reported on swap partitions.  This is regardless of OS 
version, kernel version.  We get this on both IDE and SCSI drives.  
Raid0 array's, raid5 arrays.  We see the last 2 to 4 blocks on any 
swap partition anywhere on the disk shows up bad.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.create a swap partition
3.active it
4.badblocks /dev/?da3

Actual Results:  will show last 2 to 4 blocks.

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Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2004-01-15 14:29:19 EST
Don't run badblocks on a partition that is currently in use.

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