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Re: mkfs on large h/w RAID fails

Subject: Re: mkfs on large h/w RAID fails
From: "Dave Sill" <ds-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 28 Jan 2002 15:23:22 -0500
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> OK, something is lying about the size of your device, it is coming in
> at 234870292 4K blocks. The data size check failed means it attempted to
> read the last block of the device and the read got an error. 
> 
> You could try
> 
> mkfs -t xfs -f -d size=234870290b /dev/sdb1

Using a binary search, I found that the largest size that works is
201318712.

> An strace -v output of the failure would also be useful

It's 72k, so I'll send it to you off list.

Also, fdisk says:

Disk /dev/sdb: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 116960 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1             1    116960 939481168+  83  Linux

-Dave


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