Subject: Re: SCSI panic
To: Greg Oster <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gary D. Duzan <email@example.com>
Date: 09/04/1997 12:33:11
In Message <199709041451.IAA16267@skorpio3.usask.ca> ,
Greg Oster <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
=>[snip of panic when newfsing /dev/rsd2e]
=>> The drive is:
=>> sd2 at scsibus0 targ 2 lun 0: <MICROP, 4345WS, x43h> SCSI2 0/direct fixed
=>> sd2: 4340MB, 4811 cyl, 11 head, 167 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 8890029 sectors
=>That 8890029 seems wrong (see below).
Ok, that seems to be it. A new disklabel with the corrected
sizes gets rid of the problem. If I'd been more awake at the time
I imagine I would have noticed that the end cylinder numbers for
some of the partitions were larger than the number of cylinders on
the disk. (Doh!)
Nevertheless, I don't like that it panicked in this situation.
It should be able to give the process a seek error of some sort
and continue on its merry way. Is there general disagreement with
that, or should I send-pr it?
Gary D. Duzan
Humble Practitioner of the Computing Arts