Re: Bugs in 2.5.28 [scsi/framebuffer/devfs/floppy/ntfs/trident]

From: Anton Altaparmakov (
Date: Thu Aug 01 2002 - 08:02:00 EST

At 12:50 01/08/02, Nico Schottelius wrote:
>Anton Altaparmakov [Tue, Jul 30, 2002 at 05:28:05PM +0100]:
> > I am interested in this ntfs report. Which way round was the loopback
> file?
> > I.e. did you mount: mount -t ntfs -o loop somefile_on_a_non_ntfs_partition
> > or did you mount: mount -t some_file_system -o loop
> > somefile_on_an_ntfs_partion?
>mount -t ntfs -o loop file.sav-on-ext2-or-on-xfs[when using 2.4.18] /mnt
> > Can you send me the errors produced? If there is an oops, please decode
> and
> > send it, too.
>The test I did was the following [may I call that test ?]:
>cd /mnt; mkdir /ntfs_on_ext3; cp -r * /ntfs_on_ext3
>While copying, with or without debug, the system hangs, but top only reports
>7 % cpu load.
>Copying the files results in a input / output error.


>It has never been an oops and actually 2.5.29 does _not_ hangup anymore!
>Still it stops to copy the files and aborts.
>I am currently retrying with debug enabled...
> > Also it may be useful to have the debug output from ntfs (depending on
> what
> > the errors/oops say - they may be sufficient to pinpoint the problem),
> i.e.
> > enable debugging when configuring the kernel, and then as root do: echo
> 1 >
> > /proc/sys/fs/ntfs-debug. Note this will absolutely flood you with debug
> > output so the system will run slow as hell... So it is best to only enable
> > debug messages just before the error occurs if that is possible.
>oops. forget that above. Oh yes, ntfs is really reporting much.
>You can find the output at, it's about
>600k compressed.

Where is it? It doesn't appear - I just looked...

>I am really happy that this time the cp did not hald my system!
>p.s.: what was the maximal file size on ext3 ? I just gunzipped a 4gb
> file (the ntfs image the whole story is about), which could not
> be transfered through scp/ftp in this size...

Sorry not sure. I think it is dependent on the fs block size you use...


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