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Bug 56638 - fdisk problem with cpqarray
fdisk problem with cpqarray
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
Ben Levenson
: 57892 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-11-22 21:14 EST by Jose Celestino
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-06-28 13:19:48 EDT
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Description Jose Celestino 2001-11-22 21:14:54 EST
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Description of problem:
fdisk messes geometry of SmartArray2 logical drives. fdisk appear confuse
when working with Compaq SmartArray2 logical drives. It sees the drives as
1 cylinder drives, and when in the face of already parititioned disks it
sees the partitions borders mangled.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Installing RedHat Linux on SmartArray2 drive.

Actual Results:  fdisk wouldn't see the drives geometry as expected.

Expected Results:  fdisk should have been able to partition the drives.

Additional info:

This happened (always) on:

Compaq Proliant DL580
2 Gb Ram
9 Gb UW3 10 k
-> 2 in raid 1
-> 1 in raid 0
2 Xeon 700Mhz
2 DualPort intel EtherExpressPor100
Comment 1 Nigel Rice 2001-12-11 04:42:47 EST
the previous version of fdisk works fine with the compaq array
Comment 2 David Wilson 2002-01-01 18:46:31 EST
*** Bug 57892 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 David Wilson 2002-01-02 18:01:26 EST
As I found in Bug 57892, this seems to be caused by use of HDIO_GETGEO_BIG 
ioctl which is not supported by all drivers. Building a fresh (non RedHat 
source) fdisk which uses HDIO_GETGEO instead works for me.
Comment 4 Elliot Lee 2002-01-04 15:58:31 EST
Eventually HDIO_GETGEO_BIG usage will be removed, since it is unnecessary and
causes problems.
Comment 5 Elliot Lee 2002-01-29 16:42:40 EST
I think the util-linux in rawhide should fix this - please give it a try (you
may need to recompile from .src.rpm)
Comment 6 Christian Jacobsen 2002-05-22 09:31:02 EDT
I am having the same problem on 3 of 8 Compaq ML370 with Onboard RAID 
What wonders me is that not all behave the same !?
The installation is the same on all of them. 

Christian Jacobsen

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