Bug 27378 - mount cant use a 16 character LABEL= field in /etc/fstab
mount cant use a 16 character LABEL= field in /etc/fstab
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mount (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-02-13 07:46 EST by Nick Craig-Wood
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-13 09:50:39 EST
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Description Nick Craig-Wood 2001-02-13 07:46:42 EST
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I made a seperate partition for /var/spool/squid in the installer.  e2label
set the label correctly (it is 16 characters long and therefore ok
according to man e2label).  However with LABEL=/var/spool/squid in
/etc/fstab mount -a refuses to mount the
disk.  Shortening the label to < 16 chars fixes the problem.

This is probably an unterminated buffer problem (strncpy is my guess ;-)

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. umount /partiton
2. e2label /dev/hdX abcdef0123456789
3. vi /etc/fstab set LABEL=abcdef0123456789 for /partition instead of
4. mount /partition

Actual Results:  Step 4 gives the error
mount: special device LABEL=abcdef0123456789 does not exist

Expected Results:  It should have mounted the partition

Shortening the LABEL name to 15 characters fixes the problem
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-02-13 09:50:36 EST
This is fixed in the current version.

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