Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59421
Kernel unable to access last sector of odd sized devices
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:39:59 EDT
Description of problem:
Apparently, there is a bug in the 2.4 kernel that prevents access of the last
sector of odd sized devices.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
(See the attached URL for specifics)
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).