Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 97884
badblocks reports no partition header during RHR run, parted and badblocks say it's fine afterwards
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:53 EST
Description of problem: During a Red Hat Ready self-certification test on an
Everest (HP rx5670) server, an error was reported in the FDISK (fixed disk)
section -- in particular, "/dev/hdd does not contain a valid partition header".
I got this error 5 times from badblocks (as expected, per the RHR certification
requirements), yet at the end of the run I tried running both parted and
badblocks on /dev/sdd and they report it's _fine_... (I did nothing to the disk
drive to cause any change in behavior, not even rebooting).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# rpm -q kernel-smp e2fsprogs parted
How reproducible: not sure, only happened this one time AFAIK
Steps to Reproduce:
1. RHR certification run on HP rx5670 4-way, 96GB RAM, 27 drives and a lot of
separate I/O cards (list available upon request)
Additional info: I'm copying Larry Troan on this because I'd really like to not
have to re-run this certification test; it'll tie up the Everest for another 6
days and we need to test other, newer alpha-cuts from Red Hat on that system.
Looks like a 1-time thing, cannot reproduce; closing.