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Bug 58799 - mkswap > 2097159 blocks reports negative size
mkswap > 2097159 blocks reports negative size
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tom Tromey
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-01-24 15:46 EST by Jeff Wiedemeier
Modified: 2014-08-11 01:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-30 19:28:36 EST
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Description Jeff Wiedemeier 2002-01-24 15:46:18 EST
Description of Problem:

Running mkswap on a partition larger than 2097159 blocks (or specifying a size
larger than 2097159 blocks on the mkswap command line with a partition large
enough to handle it) reports the swap size created as a negative number. The
swap is actually set up correctly (and reports the correct size in use after
swapon) but mkswap reports the size as negative

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

Red Hat Linux release 7.1.90 (Roswell)

How Reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a large swap partition with fdisk (4G is plenty) 
2. mkswap on the newly created partition 

Actual Results:

Swap is created, but the size is reported as a negative number

Expected Results:

Create swap and report correct size

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2002-01-29 15:16:58 EST
Patch going into util-linux-2.11n-3
Comment 2 Tom Tromey 2002-01-30 19:28:29 EST
I've put Elliot's fix into 2.11f-18.
It will appear in the release candidate.
Comment 3 Beth Uptagrafft 2002-03-13 09:59:34 EST
I'm closing this case because it was fixed in the Feb 22 delivery.  Please let 
us know if you still see any problems with this issue.

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