Bug 54974 - fsck.vfat doesn't appear to like volume labels
fsck.vfat doesn't appear to like volume labels
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dosfstools (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-10-23 17:16 EDT by Ben Levenson
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-29 23:37:53 EST
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Description Ben Levenson 2001-10-23 17:16:27 EDT
Description of Problem:
fsck.msdos appears to hang while checking images/devices that are created
w/ the volume-name option of mkdosfs (-n).

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/dos.img count=10 bs=1M
2. /sbin/mkdosfs -n test /tmp/dos.img
3. /sbin/fsck.vfat /tmp/dos.img
4. watch the process consume 90% of your cpu resources for 5+ minutes 
   before killing it.
I also reproduced this behavior w/ a floppy disk on my i686 workstation.
The floppy created w/ "mkdosfs -n test /dev/fd0" never completed the 
fsck, but a different floppy created w/out "-n test" fsck'd in a few 
Comment 1 Ben Levenson 2003-10-29 23:37:53 EST
fixed in dosfstools-2.8-1 (ftp.redhat.com:/pub/redhat/linux/7.3)

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