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    SubjectRe: 2.4: "access beyond end of device" after ext2 mount
    On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 01:37:08PM +0100, Andries Brouwer wrote:
    > On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 06:45:26AM -0200, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
    >
    > > > I suppose that what happens is the following:
    > > > mounting sets the blocksize to 4096.
    > > > After reading 9992360 sectors, reading the next block means reading
    > > > the next 8 sectors and that fails because only 6 sectors are left.
    > >
    > > So this is either not a Linux error and not a disk error, its just that the
    > > "use with filesystem" then "direct access" is a unfortunate combination.
    >
    > It is not a disk error, but I consider it a Linux error.

    OK.

    > > What would be the correct fix for this for this, if any?
    >
    > For 2.4 my reaction would be to say that it is a known property
    > of the system, possibly less fortunate, an unimportant flaw.

    This seems to be harmless, so, better do nothing about it.

    > Of course a fix is possible if this is deemed important for some reason.
    >
    > > v2.6 should suffer from the same issues?
    >
    > I don't think so. But 2.6 details are rather different.

    OK!
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