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Subjectmke2fs (and mkreiserfs) core dumps

I've got an interesting situation here where mke2fs and mkreiserfs core dump
with the message: File size limit exceeded (core dumped)

I recently upgraded the storage device in this machine from a single IDE
disk to a mirrored RAID running off a 3ware controller.

The disk was living off the primary controller as hda, I have since moved it
to hdc and the cdrom to hda.

The kernel is 2.4.18-rc4 + Trond's NFS_ALL patch.

Some info:

# fdisk -l /dev/hdc

Disk /dev/hdc: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 4982 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdc1 1 638 5124703+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdc2 639 4982 34893180 83 Linux
# cat /proc/partitions
major minor #blocks name

8 0 97684760 sda
8 1 16033 sda1
8 2 1052257 sda2
8 3 40965750 sda3
8 4 55649160 sda4
22 0 40020624 hdc
22 1 5124703 hdc1
22 2 34893180 hdc2
# mke2fs /dev/hdc1
mke2fs 1.25 (20-Sep-2001)
Filesystem label=
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
641280 inodes, 1281175 blocks
64058 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
40 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
16032 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736

File size limit exceeded (core dumped)

From dmesg:

Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
VP_IDE: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 21
VP_IDE: chipset revision 16
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
VP_IDE: VIA vt82c686a (rev 22) IDE UDMA66 controller on pci00:04.1
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xd800-0xd807, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xd808-0xd80f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio
hda: ASUS CD-S500/A, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdc: Maxtor 54098U8, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hdc: 80041248 sectors (40981 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=79406/16/63, UDMA(66)
hda: ATAPI 50X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, UDMA(33)

Anyone have any ideas? Could it be a bios setting?

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