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Subject: fdisk/kernel oddity
From: Guido Guenther <>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 19:01:29 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.0.1i
I recently partitioned a second HD on an Indy with Keith's fdisk patch.
After some writing to it( cp -a /usr /mnt), I see the following:
Oct 25 16:00:37 bert kernel: 08:11: rw=0, want=1088320776, limit=533919
Oct 25 16:00:37 bert kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
Oct 25 16:00:37 bert kernel: 08:11: rw=0, want=138373542, limit=533919
Oct 25 16:01:27 bert kernel: [rm:9357] Illegal instruction at 004059a4 

08:11 is /dev/sda11 which is the "SGI volume", according to fdisk -l:
  Device  Info      Start       End   Sectors  Id  System
  /dev/sda1  boot         6       937   3872540  83  Linux native
  /dev/sda2  swap       938      1009    298850  83  Linux native
  /dev/sda9               0         4     20770   0  SGI volhdr
  /dev/sda11              0      1008   4191386   6  SGI volume

So the requsted block is *far* out of bounds.

What puzzles me even more is that I get illegal instructions for almost 
all commands I execute afterwards. Any comments on this one?
 -- Guido

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