Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114314
vfat (FAT32) filesystem panic after listing directory
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:35 EST
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Description of problem:
Adding, modifying and removing files successful until performing a
full directory listing (i.e. 'ls -al' or via a GUI). From that moment
on, all attempts to modify files or directories in the filesystem
receive an error indicating the filesystem is read-only and a
filesystem panic is logged.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Mount FAT32 filesystem as vfat using any combination of options to
change ownership, permissions, etc.
2. Perform a listing of a directory in the mounted filesystem.
3. Attempt to write to the filesystem (add or modify a file).
Actual Results: A filesystem panic and an error indicating the
filesystem is read-only.
Expected Results: Successful write to filesystem.
FAT32 filesystems has been mounted using 'rw,user,uid=500,gid=500'
options. Others have been tried as well, such as 'umask=0'.
The following appears in the messages log for every attempt to modify
a file or directory after the intial directory listing:
Jan 26 10:16:04 ojo kernel: Filesystem panic (dev 03:07).
Jan 26 10:16:04 ojo kernel: FAT error
Jan 26 10:16:04 ojo kernel: File system has been set read-only
Jan 26 10:16:04 ojo kernel: Directory 1245: bad FAT
No errors occured while the filesystems were mounted under RedHat
Linux 8.0. The filesystems were untouched during the Fedora installation.
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