Bug 1149278 - partx fails to update a specific partition other than the first
Summary: partx fails to update a specific partition other than the first
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: util-linux
Version: 7.1
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Karel Zak
QA Contact: Tomas Dolezal
: 1163426 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 1162228
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-10-03 16:02 UTC by Andy Grimm
Modified: 2016-11-08 03:47 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: util-linux-2.23.2-18.el7
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-03-05 13:18:46 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Launchpad 1244662 0 None None None Never
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2015:0501 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE util-linux bug fix and enhancement update 2015-03-05 16:20:51 UTC

Description Andy Grimm 2014-10-03 16:02:19 UTC
Description of problem:

A command like "partx -u 2 /dev/vda" will always fail due to some incorrect logic in upd_parts.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot a system with a disk with 2 or more partitions on a disk (which are in use).
2. Run "partx -v -u <partno> <device>" where <partno> is any valid partition number other than 1, and <device> is the disk device

Actual results:

partition: 2, disk: /dev/vda, lower: 2, upper: 2
/dev/vda: partition table type 'dos' detected
partx: /dev/vda: updating partition #2 failed: Device or resource busy
partx: /dev/vda: error updating partition 2

Expected results:

partition: 2, disk: /dev/vda, lower: 2, upper: 2
/dev/vda: partition table type 'dos' detected
/dev/vda: partition #2 resized

Additional info:

Launchpad bug:  https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/util-linux/+bug/1244662
Patch: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.utilities.util-linux-ng/8385

I have not tested building with the patch yet, but I have confirmed that in Fedora 21, where util-linux is new enough to contain the above fix, the issue is not present.

Comment 7 Colin Walters 2014-10-17 03:37:18 UTC
This has been pulled into the Atomic 1.0 override: https://brewweb.devel.redhat.com/taginfo?tagID=6363

Comment 8 Karel Zak 2014-11-18 10:22:14 UTC
*** Bug 1163426 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2015-03-05 13:18:46 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


Comment 12 Irving Popovetsky 2015-03-06 22:56:10 UTC
Question: Is there an equivalent bug report open for RHEL6?   It suffers from the same issue and I'd love to see that fixed as well.

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