RE: Access past end of device

From: Jeremy Salch (
Date: Wed Jun 04 2003 - 12:14:29 EST

Ok I'll give that a try. One other question. If the partitiontable was bad
wouldn't fdisk report a incorrect size for the partitions that are having
the problems ?

Also the system freezes when under a heavy load without giving any error
output. What it does do is report something like 600000% idle time in top

-----Original Message-----
From: Stewart Smith []
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 12:02 PM
To: Jeremy Salch
Subject: Re: Access past end of device

On Wed, Jun 04, 2003 at 11:13:02AM -0500, Jeremy Salch wrote:
> I'm using a dell powerall web 120 with scsi drives installed Using
> redhat 7.2 with the 2.4.18-19.7.x kernel installed
> Attempt to access beyond end of device
> 08:06: rw=0, want=1044196, limit=1044193
> 1044192
> Pass completed, 1 bad blocks found.
> And fdisk reports there to be 1044193+ blocks in the partition ?

Sounds like the partition map is a bit incorrect.

Try running badblocks on the drive itself (/dev/hda, not hda1). If the
problem disappears then it's with the partition map (i'd guess).

- stew

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