Bug 36637 - mkdosfs or the kernel or both are horked
mkdosfs or the kernel or both are horked
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dosfstools (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2001-04-19 08:12 EDT by Alan Cox
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-06 10:37:10 EDT
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Description Alan Cox 2001-04-19 08:12:13 EDT
% mkdosfs
Bad address
(strace it and you'll see what its doing!)

% mkdosfs /dev/hda1
% mount -t msdos /dev/hda1 /mnt
[Reports no DOS fs there]

If I then boot DOS 6.21 and use the DOSfs it is seen but corrupts itself
rapidly making me suspect it was created incorrectly.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2001-07-06 11:25:05 EDT
bug #1 was a bug in argument parsing I have just fixed.

Can't duplicate bug #2 with kernel 2.4.2-2 and newer dosfstools 2.7 that I have just 
packaged, so I am going to assume the problem has been rectified with this much 
newer codebase.
Comment 2 Alan Cox 2001-07-06 11:48:08 EDT
Cool, I'll rerun the test cases I have (DOS 6.21 is #1 and the scond test case
is HP digital cameras).once I see the package out

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