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    SubjectRe: aoe fails on sparc64
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    Jim MacBaine <jmacbaine@gmail.com> writes:

    > Hello,
    >
    > Using aoe on a sparc64 system gives strange results:
    >
    > sunny:/dev/etherd# echo >discover
    > sunny:/dev/etherd# mke2fs e0.0
    > mke2fs 1.37 (21-Mar-2005)
    > mke2fs: File too large while trying to determine filesystem size
    > sunny:/dev/etherd# blockdev --getsz e0.0
    > -4503599627370496
    >
    > The log says:
    >
    > Aug 31 15:18:49 sunny kernel: devfs_mk_dir: invalid argument.<6>
    > etherd/e0.0: unknown partition table
    > Aug 31 15:18:49 sunny kernel: aoe: 0011d8xxxxxx e0.0 v4000 has
    > 67553994410557440
    > sectors
    >
    > The system is an Sun Ultra 5, running 2.6.12.5/sparc64 compiled with
    > gcc-3.4.2. e0.0 is exported on a x86 system using vblade-5, and has a
    > size of 30 MB.

    I've been working with Jim MacBaine, and he reports that the patch
    below gets rid of the problem. I don't know why. When I test
    le64_to_cpup by itself, it works as expected.

    Index: linux-2.6.13/drivers/block/aoe/aoecmd.c
    ===================================================================
    --- linux-2.6.13.orig/drivers/block/aoe/aoecmd.c 2005-08-31 17:03:52.000000000 -0400
    +++ linux-2.6.13/drivers/block/aoe/aoecmd.c 2005-09-15 15:44:41.000000000 -0400
    @@ -320,7 +320,8 @@
    d->flags |= DEVFL_EXT;

    /* word 100: number lba48 sectors */
    - ssize = le64_to_cpup((__le64 *) &id[100<<1]);
    + ssize = *((u64 *) &id[100<<1]);
    + ssize = le64_to_cpu(ssize);

    /* set as in ide-disk.c:init_idedisk_capacity */
    d->geo.cylinders = ssize;

    --
    Ed L Cashin <ecashin@coraid.com>
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