Bug 81069 - fdisk -s overflow
fdisk -s overflow
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-01-03 18:25 EST by Thomas Dickson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-13 16:50:29 EST
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This is a patch to sfdisk.c to fix the problem (569 bytes, patch)
2003-01-03 18:33 EST, Thomas Dickson
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Description Thomas Dickson 2003-01-03 18:25:03 EST
Description of problem:

The current 7.3 version of fdisk does not correctly respond to the fdisk -s 
command if the drive is over a certain size (at least 1 terabyte). It returns a 
negative number. The problem is in the ioctl call to BLKGETSIZE, which returns a 
UNSIGNED LONG, but fdisk expects a long.

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How reproducible:

run fdisk -s /dev/sda when sda is really big (1.3 terabytes)

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Get a disk over a terabyte (RAID)

2. run fdisk -s on the device

3. compare to fdisk -l on the same device


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Error is in fdisk.c
Comment 1 Thomas Dickson 2003-01-03 18:33:42 EST
Created attachment 89117 [details]
This is a patch to sfdisk.c to fix the problem

Given that the problem is simple and in the last lines of code, we fixed it
ourselves. This patch fixes sfdisk.c - to do the same to fdisk.c should be

Thomas Dickson
InoStor, INC.
Poway, CA
Comment 2 Elliot Lee 2003-01-13 16:50:29 EST
Thanks, will be fixed in 2.11y-2

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