Bug 124956 - mksf.ext3 -T largefile -> floating point error
mksf.ext3 -T largefile -> floating point error
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: e2fsprogs (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-06-01 12:16 EDT by l ciani
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Description l ciani 2004-06-01 12:16:35 EDT
Description of problem: 
I have deleted all windows partition from my second hard-drive 
(/dev/hdb) using fdisk. None of the partitions of that disk were 
mounted, obviously. 
I have then created one single linux partition on that disk, again 
with fdisk. 
Finally I invoked /sbin/mkfs.ext3 -T largefile /dev/hdb1 
I have used the -T switch because I am going to use this drive to 
edit large video files. 
I was greeted by the following message: 
[root@mysystem]# /sbin/mkfs.ext3 -T largefile /dev/hdb1 
mke2fs 1.34 (25-Jul-2003) 
Errore di virgola mobile 
(that's Italian for "Floating point error") 
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How reproducible: 
For instance, run "mkfs.ext3 -T largefile /dev/newly-formatted-drive" 
Steps to Reproduce: 
1. format a hard-disk on /dev/hdb (mine is a 20GB Quantum Fireball 
2. create a single linux partition 
3. run mkfs.ext3 -T largefile /dev/hdb1 
Actual results: 
[root@mysystem]# /sbin/mkfs.ext3 -T largefile /dev/hdb1 
mke2fs 1.34 (25-Jul-2003) 
Errore di virgola mobile 
Expected results: 
No error messages 
Additional info: 
I succesfully formated the drive omitting the -T largefile parameter.
Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2004-06-02 13:18:09 EDT
Please try FC2. I can't reproduce the bug with the e2fsprogs included
in it.

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