Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 58121
Parted resize failed, destroying data
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:55 EDT
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):
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.
"Invalid Block reference to block 2446007, Weird shouldn't happen"
Input/output errors following.
Partition to be moved back from the end of the drive about 4Gig
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
I believe this was fixed for 1.4.24, in rawhide. I don't suppose there's any
way to confirm that?
Closing due to inactivity, please reopen if you have any additional information.
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
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.