Subject: Re: fsck and others die with Floating Point exception
To: None <macbsd-general@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Yoshihisa Sugimoto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/07/1995 14:26:17
At 9:28 PM 95.3.6 -0500, Andrew P. Herdman wrote:
>I just installed the current netbsd1.0 code on my se/30 with 8 megs of ram
>and 16 megs swap. Unfortunatly when i first booted it it went a little
>snakey and had to be reset. The next time it came up it said corrupt
>filesystem, run fsck manually. When I go to run fsck i get 'Floating Point
>Exception, Core dumped'. Why? Is it the kernal? Or did somthing just go
Now I have the same trouble, "Floating point exception".
In my case, the message was "BAD SUPER BLOCK: VALUES IN SUPER BLOCK DISAGREE
WITH THOSE IN FIRST ALTERNATE, Floating point exception (core dumped)".
When I set 1880845 kbytes to sd1a, a floating point exception error occurs
at fsck. I made partition with APS273 and mkfs showed no errors. Although I
tried from the partition several times, the results were same. Now I'm using
the disk with the error.
When I divided less than 1 giga byets to sd1a, there were no error with fsck.
The formatting procedures are all the same except the size of the partition
divided to NetBSD.
I also tried 1.5 giga bytes partition in vain. But I didn't try 1.1 giga
byte. So I am not sure that threshold is 1 giga bytes exactly.
Yoshihisa Sugimoto / email@example.com
The First Department of Medicine / The Medical Information Center
Shiga University of Medical Science, Ohtsu, Shiga, Japan