Bug 55364 - Kernel misreports capacity of large SCSI devices
Kernel misreports capacity of large SCSI devices
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-10-30 07:11 EST by Per Steinar Iversen
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-04 17:22:14 EST
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Description Per Steinar Iversen 2001-10-30 07:11:27 EST
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Description of problem:
The kernel misreports the capacity of large scsi devices during boot

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Attach large scsi device
2.Boot linux
3.Examine dmesg output

Actual Results:  A large SCSI array is reported like this:

SCSI device sde: 1367186688 512-byte hdwr sectors (-399511 MB)

Presumably an overflow of some sort in the kernel.

Expected Results:  SCSI device sde: 1367186688 512-byte hdwr sectors
(73407865 MB)

or something similar.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-11-04 17:22:09 EST
Linux is currently limited to 1Tb device size..... We're working on improving
that but it will take time.

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