System crash during mke2fs
Hiya, don't know where else to report this. Please
correct me if this isn't the right place.
I just ran into a serious bug :((
We were trying to create a virtual filesystem
in an image (file) of around 238 GB.
Let the files name be foo.img, then we did:
losetup /dev/loop0 foo.img
and then used fdisk /dev/loop0 to create this partition
uxley:~>fdisk -lu /dev/loop0
Disk /dev/loop0: 238.3 GB, 238370684928 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 28980 cylinders, total 465567744 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/loop0p1 * 63 401624 200781 83 Linux
/dev/loop0p2 401625 16048934 7823655 83 Linux
/dev/loop0p3 16048935 21928724 2939895 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/loop0p4 21928725 465563699 221817487+ 5 Extended
/dev/loop0p5 21928788 27808514 2939863+ 83 Linux
/dev/loop0p6 27808578 47359619 9775521 83 Linux
/dev/loop0p7 47359683 57143204 4891761 83 Linux
/dev/loop0p8 57143268 465563699 204210216 83 Linux
Next we did:
losetup -o $((512 * 63)) /dev/loop1 /dev/loop0
which should make the first partition available under /dev/loop1
(this certainly works if that partition already contains a fs,
we then can mount it).
Finally, I wanted to create a filesystem and ran the following
uxley:~>mke2fs -j -L "/boot" /dev/loop1
mke2fs 1.40-WIP (14-Nov-2006)
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
29097984 inodes, 58195960 blocks
2909798 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=0
1776 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
16384 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632, 2654208,
4096000, 7962624, 11239424, 20480000, 23887872
Writing inode tables: 306/1776
Here the machine completely halted/crashed. I don't know what
happened, because it's a remote machine.
The writing of the inode table started very fast, but it was
already slowing down the last few - and completely stopped
at 306, which was 12 minutes ago (my ssh connection to the
machine still didn't time out, weird enough).
I can still ping the machine I see.
Note that mke2fs says: 29097984 inodes, 58195960 blocks
That is 58195960 * 4096 = 238370652160 the full size of
the image file?!?
This partition is only 200MB though!
Did I do something very stupid, or is this a bug in mke2fs ?
Carlo Wood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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