Bug#5256: bug in badblocks(8) or in kernel
On Sun, 3 Nov 1996, Francesco Potorti` wrote:
> On a swap file system made on a partition 23265 blocks long, I did:
> badblocks /dev/hdc2 23265
> which is incorrect, because that is the number of blocks of the
> partition, while the swap file ssytem is shorter.
I believe the badblocks program ignores any filesystem, it works at a
lower level, so the command line you used is correct.
> Anyway, the kernel
> is not happy with that and gives an error. The exact type of error is
> variable, up to a panic. I can give more info if needed.
Please do. Could you send me:
Info about your disks and partitioning setup.
The output of fdisk -l
Details of the error messages you received.
and anything else you think may be useful.
Thanks very much,
Michael Nonweiler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Trinity College, Cambridge, England.
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