Bug 58121 - Parted resize failed, destroying data
Summary: Parted resize failed, destroying data
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: parted (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-01-09 06:27 UTC by Jakob Lorberblatt
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:48:19 UTC
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Description Jakob Lorberblatt 2002-01-09 06:27:39 UTC
Description of Problem:

Well using parted to resize the third primary partition, on a SCSI
drive, It failed suddenly with the error "Invalid Block reference to 
block 2446007, Weird shouldn't happen" Resulting in the complete loss
of most of the /etc directory. As Best As I could determine, from unexpected
termination. The file's were all still present, but if accessed at all would
report "Input/output error". This is an educated guess, but most likely the
inodes referred to incorrect locations.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How Reproducible:
Haven't tried, though used without error before

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RH7.2
2.  Decide to resize 3rd Partition.
3.  Open Parted, and VOILA! bad inode data.

Actual Results:
Error Message
"Invalid Block reference to block 2446007, Weird shouldn't happen"
Input/output errors following.

Expected Results:
Partition to be moved back from the end of the drive about 4Gig

Additional Information:

I am running, a SMP machine with a 440GX chipset and dual 450mhz.
512M ECC 100Mhz SDRAM, The SCSI controller is an integrated aic7896 and the
drive was an 18.2G 7200RPM Western Digital. The kernel I was runnign at the time
of the bug was 2.4.7-10enterpise

Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2002-04-16 21:03:49 UTC
I believe this was fixed for 1.4.24, in rawhide.  I don't suppose there's any
way to confirm that?

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-05-13 19:19:13 UTC
Closing due to inactivity, please reopen if you have any additional information.

Comment 3 Jakob Lorberblatt 2002-05-14 11:33:08 UTC
Yes, I could recreate that, with some difficulty, I'll let you know if the 
1.4.24 Version of parted is failable in this situation. It might take some time 

Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:48:19 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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