Bug 59421 - Kernel unable to access last sector of odd sized devices
Summary: Kernel unable to access last sector of odd sized devices
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
URL: http://www.cftt.nist.gov/Notes_on_dd_...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-02-07 17:21 UTC by bcling
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:39 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-02-07 17:21:24 UTC

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Description bcling 2002-02-07 17:21:19 UTC
Description of problem:
Apparently, there is a bug in the 2.4 kernel that prevents access of the last
sector of odd sized devices.

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Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-02-11 16:03:11 UTC
You can access the last sector, just not currently with "dd".
Partition tools already do this (some partition table formats require data to be
on the very last sector).

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