Re: Attempt to access beyond end of device
No idea but I had a vaguely similar thing a few months ago trying
to use a SCSI zip drive via the external connector on the scsi card.
I could write a certain amount of data, say 20 MB, and then I'd get
this message. This was kernel 2.2.1. At about the same time my
filesystems (I have two drives on that same scsi controller) would get
corrupted and I lost a whole bunch of files. Interesting because the
whole point of the exercise was to backup my filesystems, sigh.
Even more interesting because the drive worked like a greased charm in dos98.
(Or maybe dos98 just didn't notice that its filesystem was having holes shot
in it by a defective scsi controller, but I don't really know what I'm
talking about here.) This led to my current theory that it's a good thing
software and hardware are separate, because at any moment you can
usually trust one and not the other. See
if you want to use tar to dump your files to zip disks. (Not yet
thoroughly tested, thank god)
> At 11:16 PM 7/16/00 +1000, you wrote:
> >Hi gang,
> >I have a small but recuring, and annoying problem. Every now and then,
> >my little xconsole starts spewing out the messages below, after which X,
> >and sometimes the whole system, usually crashes. It's somewhat
> >Jul 16 23:00:32 rei kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device