Subject: Re: Wicked bad MSDOS problems.
To: Sean Berry <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/25/1996 19:12:39
On Mon, 25 Nov 1996, Sean Berry wrote:

> Over the weekend, I attempted to use BSD to copy information from a cd to my
> BSD disk, then over to an MSDOS partition.  (Installing Lose95 for work)
> I came to two conclusions.  Doing 'mkdir' in an msdos filesystem will crash
> the system.  (page fault something or other, easily reproduced if necessary)
	This was fixed recently in -current (I think it was going to be
	pulled into the first 1.2 patch, but I could be mistaken)

> If a partition is greater than 512M, it will not crash, but data written to
> the partition will be corrupted.  (executables won't, etc) (tested with
> 400M, 450M vs 1001M partitions)
	That surprises me - my experience has always been that partitions
	with a blocksize of over 16K (ie 512MB & up) panic NetBSD/i386.

	IIRC something needs to be fixed inside the i386 port so a
	parameter can be increated from 16K to 64K.

		David/abs	david@{,,}

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