Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3140
On sparc64, mkswap sets incorrect bits in bitmap
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:37:29 EST
Some changes to recent 2.3.4-pre kernels pointed out this
The mkswap tool on sparc64 would set the wrong bits in the
bitmap in the signature for version 0 swap partitions (the
that on big endian it matters what size the unit of words is
This is deadly, and if users report bugs where their
out messages such as "attempt to read past end of device" or
and the device number printed out turns out to be one of
devices, this is indeed the bug they are seeing.
This is against the current 6.0 util-linux SRPM and builds
Please put out an errata for this at next convenience,
thanks a lot.
Fixed (by applying patch) in util-linux-2.9o-14.