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Re: parted 1.6.6 segfaults when resizing

From: S. Christoffer Eliesen
Subject: Re: parted 1.6.6 segfaults when resizing
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 20:54:26 +0200
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I'm the same one who reported this bug way back (see 
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-parted/2003-12/msg00043.html ).

The same drive behaved the same as the previous bug when tried recently with 
parted 1.6.14 on all new hardware except the harddrive. However, I found and 
corrected the cause of the problem. Parted segfaulted because there was a 
directory named Half-life containing only a directory named Half-life 
containing only a directory named Half-life and so on. It seemed to continue 
endlessly (*). I'm guessing an error that once happened to the filesystem 
(fat32) caused the directory to loop into itself or something.

In windows I was unable to remove the directory (can't remember version), in 
GNU/Linux it was removed without a problem. After this, parted would never 
segfault on that drive again. I believe operations to partitions on that 
drive other than the one in question did work before the fix.

Just wanted anyone who cares to know.

*) I made a quick bash loop to cd continuesly into subdirectories, after a 
couple of seconds I figured I wasn't going to see the end any time soon, so I 
just quit the loop and removed the entire tree.

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