[BusyBox] dd question (linux kernel bug?)
peteflugstad at mchsi.com
Fri Oct 10 19:12:15 UTC 2003
I've got a disk drive that when I tried to dd a partition of it, I got
a read-error and an error message on the console indicating that I
tried to read past the end of the device:
attempt to access beyond end of device
<device>: rw=0, want=NNN8, limit=NNN4
or something like that. The want value was always 4 bytes larger than
the limit value. It was quite reliable.
Unfortunately, I deleted the partition and now I can't reproduce it -
which leads me to think it's some kind of partition error, but I
used BusyBox fdisk to create the partition in the first place. And
can you even create a partition that doesn't end on an even block?
Anyone got any clue? Searching the LKML was fruitless - lots of
noise, little signal.
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