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bug #18836: ext3 filesystems with large inodes cannot be accessed by grub2 or grub legacy

Submitted by:  Joshua Rodman <jrodman>
Submitted on:  Sat 20 Jan 2007 02:14:08 PM UTC  
Category:  Filesystem Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Software Error
Status:  Fixed Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  Yoshinori K. Okuji <okuji> Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  1.95 & 0.97
Release:  None Reproducibility:  Every Time
Planned Release:  None

Sun 18 Mar 2007 01:21:24 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Thank you for your reports. Fixed in the CVS for grub2.


Yoshinori K. Okuji <okuji>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sat 20 Jan 2007 02:21:44 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Hmm, I did a lousy job describing symptoms:

Symptoms: Grub 0.97 grub-install gives errors when trying to read back data from the device.

During boot, a successfully installed grub 0.97 elsewhere on the disk spits out error 17 when trying to access such a fs, which i understand to mean it can't access/understand the filesystem.

The grub command line in the emulator or in the boot environment will not tab complete directories or files on such an fs.

The grub 2 command line emulator will not tab complete directories or files on such an fs.

Joshua Rodman <jrodman>
Sat 20 Jan 2007 02:14:08 PM UTC, original submission:  

mke2fs -i 32763 -I 256 -j /dev/ice

grub cannot make sense of this filesystem, although it works fine.

I have only tried to reproduce locally, so it could be a local tools problem, or heck a bug in e2fsprogs, but I suspect grub does not handle the significant change of the disk structure brought about by the inode size change.

Tested with grub 1.95 and 0.97.

dumpe2fs attached.

Joshua Rodman <jrodman>


Attached Files
file #11808:  fsdump added by jrodman (143KiB - application/octet-stream)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2007-03-18 okuji StatusNone => Fixed
        Assigned toNone => okuji
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
        Planned Release => 1.96
    2007-01-20 jrodman Attached File- => Added fsdump, #11808

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