Re: 2.6.20-mm1 - Oops using Minix 3 file system

From: Cédric Augonnet
Date: Sun Feb 18 2007 - 05:43:19 EST

2007/2/17, Cédric Augonnet <cedric.augonnet@xxxxxxxxx>:
2007/2/17, Bill Davidsen <davidsen@xxxxxxx>:
> Cédric Augonnet wrote:

That is my all point actually, i am not telling i have a valid
partition. I'm just describing the fact that the minix fs driver is
making too many assumptions on the partition it is given. For sure
there must be something nasty about this image, as you told this is
the duty of the kernel not to mount such a partition if it is not a
partition. Here I was only giving an example of the way we could trick
the driver. This is as important as having the driver working
correctly on valid partitions i suppose.

Eventually the problem got solved by Andries Bouwer :

Now i can issue a df command on this partition or whatever it may be,
and i obtain a consistent result wiythout any oops.

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