Bug 124956 - mksf.ext3 -T largefile -> floating point error
Summary: mksf.ext3 -T largefile -> floating point error
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: e2fsprogs   
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Version: 1
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-06-01 16:16 UTC by l ciani
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-02 17:18:09 UTC
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Description l ciani 2004-06-01 16:16:35 UTC
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") 
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 
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 17:18:09 UTC
Please try FC2. I can't reproduce the bug with the e2fsprogs included
in it.

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