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Re: gparted 2.3 bug

From: Curtis Gedak
Subject: Re: gparted 2.3 bug
Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2011 10:07:08 -0700
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Hi Takis,

This problem was fixed in parted 2.4 and higher. Please try a newer version of parted.


On 11-12-23 06:21 PM, Takis van Hoorn wrote:
Hello i would like to report a bug regarding (g)parted,
specifically the "partprobe" function.

The version used was: 2.3.


Reporting the required output from the error as requested:

Assertion (head_size <= 63) at ../../../libparted/labels/dos.c:662 in function probe_partition_for_geom() failed.


The command execution and resulting backtrace:

address@hidden:/mnt$ sudo partprobe
Backtrace has 13 calls on stack:
  13: /lib/libparted.so.0(ped_assert+0x2a) [0xb7732dba]
  12: /lib/libparted.so.0(+0x43ae7) [0xb7769ae7]
  11: /lib/libparted.so.0(+0x44907) [0xb776a907]
  10: /lib/libparted.so.0(+0x45bfc) [0xb776bbfc]
  9: /lib/libparted.so.0(+0x11631) [0xb7737631]
  8: /lib/libparted.so.0(ped_disk_add_partition+0x262) [0xb773aec2]
  7: /lib/libparted.so.0(+0x47bb5) [0xb776dbb5]
  6: /lib/libparted.so.0(+0x47dbf) [0xb776ddbf]
  5: /lib/libparted.so.0(ped_disk_new+0x75) [0xb773bc95]
  4: partprobe() [0x8048d90]
  3: partprobe(main+0x1af) [0x804909f]
  2: /lib/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe6) [0xb7541c76]
  1: partprobe() [0x8048ba1]
A bug has been detected in GNU Parted. Refer to the web site of parted http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/parted.html for more information of what could be useful for bug submitting! Please email a bug report to address@hidden containing at least the version (2.3) and the following message: Assertion (head_size <= 63) at ../../../libparted/labels/dos.c:662 in function probe_partition_for_geom() failed.


Additional info:

The bug occurs when launching partprobe while there is a usb device connected from a certain manufacturer. Same bug doesn't occur with other more or less similar devices. Tried three devices to rule out device errors:

Mediocre priced: "Verbatim 4GB"
el-cheapo priced device: "Brandless 4GB."
Overprized: "Kingston 4GB."

The Kingston device consequently caused the bug without any way to avoid it.


Can the bug be replicated?

Required for replication: Usb 2.0 -stick / -device.
Brand: Kingston
Type: Datatraveller 100 G2
Capacity: 4GB

Step 1: plug in the usb -stick / -device.
Step 2: run partprobe


End bug info.


If required, please contact me for additional information.
I will be more then happy to help any way i can.

With regards,

T. van Hoorn.

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