Bug 97884 - badblocks reports no partition header during RHR run, parted and badblocks say it's fine afterwards
badblocks reports no partition header during RHR run, parted and badblocks sa...
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
2.1
ia64 Linux
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Assigned To: Larry Woodman
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-06-23 13:42 EDT by Glen A. Foster
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-22 19:34:47 EDT
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Description Glen A. Foster 2003-06-23 13:42:54 EDT
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
kernel-smp-2.4.18-e.31
e2fsprogs-1.26-1.72
parted-1.4.24-5ia64

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.
Comment 1 Glen A. Foster 2003-07-22 19:34:47 EDT
Looks like a 1-time thing, cannot reproduce; closing.

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