Bug 56114 - fsck.minix seems broken on s/390
Summary: fsck.minix seems broken on s/390
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux
Version: 7.3
Hardware: s390
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-11-12 21:34 UTC by Ben Levenson
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-11-24 01:28:54 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
fsck.minix strace-interrupted by killing ssh session (after 5+ minutes) (5.02 KB, text/plain)
2001-11-12 21:53 UTC, Ben Levenson
no flags Details

Description Ben Levenson 2001-11-12 21:34:58 UTC
Description of Problem:
fsck.minix hangs on s390.
strace attached.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
cat /proc/version:
Linux version 2.4.9-9.1 (harald@s390.redhat.de) (gcc version 2.95.3
20010315 (release)) #1 SMP Wed Oct 31 15:33:39 CET 2001

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/minix.img bs=1M count=10
2. mkfs.minix /tmp/minix.img
(3. mount /tmp/minix.img. copy a couple of files. unmount. <-- just did 
 this to verify the functionality of the minix.img, though it is not a
 necessary step to recreate the failure)
4. fsck.minix -lavsmf /tmp/minix.img

Actual Results:
shell hangs...

Expected Results:Forcing filesystem check on /tmp/minix.img.
(these are the results from repeating the steps on i686)
3424 inodes
10240 blocks
Firstdatazone=112 (112)
Filesystem state=1

     2 0100644   1 /sanity
     3 0100755   1 /sanity_color
     4 0100644   1 /sanity.kdeadmin
     5 0100644   1 /sanity.man-pages
     6 0100644   1 /sanity.mpage

     6 inodes used (0%)
   146 zones used (1%)

     5 regular files
     1 directories
     0 character device files
     0 block device files
     0 links
     0 symbolic links
     6 files

Additional Information:
The process can't be interrupted w/ <^-C> or w/ kill -9 <pid>.

Comment 1 Ben Levenson 2001-11-12 21:53:37 UTC
Created attachment 37302 [details]
fsck.minix strace-interrupted by killing ssh session (after 5+ minutes)

Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-11-14 10:39:59 UTC
Since it's hanging in a sync() call, it looks suspiciously like a kernel 
problem. Any ideas, Arjan?

Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2001-11-14 10:46:08 UTC
does the same happen with fsck.ext2 ?

Comment 4 Harald Hoyer 2001-11-14 11:26:15 UTC
maybe kupdated died again...

Comment 5 Ben Levenson 2001-11-14 17:25:44 UTC
will try fsck.ext2 once the s/390 is back online.

Comment 6 Ben Levenson 2001-11-14 17:26:43 UTC
didn't mean to change to assigned...
switching back to NEEDINFO

Comment 7 Karsten Hopp 2001-11-14 17:51:16 UTC
removed s/390 minix support in newest util-linux, but fsck.ext2 needs to be 

Comment 8 David Sainty 2001-11-24 01:28:47 UTC
I've never seen a problem w/ fsck.ext2 / e2fsck.

Comment 9 David Sainty 2001-11-30 17:01:24 UTC
Exact steps followed in original report for ext2 - no problems.  Creating and
checking ext[23] fs's has been one of the things tested very regularly. No
problems are known.  Closing.

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