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Bug 58629 - fdisk will report an error re-reading the partition table
fdisk will report an error re-reading the partition table
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-01-21 14:49 EST by Rob Landry
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:39 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-29 16:51:34 EST
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Description Rob Landry 2002-01-21 14:49:34 EST
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Description of problem:
fdisk reports error 16 on scsi drives with existing partitions when
changing/creating a partition upon exiting.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run fdisk on a scsi drive already containing partitions
2. create a new partition
3. exit fdisk

Actual Results:  Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table 
Re-read table failed with error 16: Device or resource busy. 
Reboot your system to ensure the partition table is updated. 

fdisk exists with an error (ie. echo $? <> 0)

Expected Results:  clean exit of fdisk with exit status of "0"

Additional info:
Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2002-01-29 16:27:32 EST
It exits with this error because the kernel returns EBUSY for the ioctl - this
is a kernel issue (not sure if it is a bug or not).

Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2002-01-29 16:32:03 EST
how about some basic info?
kernel version
is anything mounted from the disk
Comment 3 Rob Landry 2002-01-29 16:51:28 EST
Stock 7.2.  Yes other things are mounted but not the edited partition.
Comment 4 Arjan van de Ven 2002-01-29 16:54:42 EST
editing live partition tables (eg tables where at least one partition is
mounted) is not supported and very dangerous.

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