Second Block on Partition overwritten with 0xFF

Theodore Tso tytso at
Thu Sep 6 06:10:31 UTC 2007

On Wed, Sep 05, 2007 at 08:58:15AM +0000, Tomas Pospisek ML wrote:
> Can anybody here give me a hint about the problem? Particulary:
> > My question is: does the ext3 driver _ever_ write outside of its own
> > space on disk - i.e into 0x000-0x400? That is can we exclude with
> > certainity that it's _not_ the ext3 driver causing the problem?

The ext3 driver physically can not write outside of its space on disk,
since it accesses it via some device whose boundaries are defined by
the partition table, for example, /dev/hda2.

>From what you describe, I would certainly be suspicious of the CF

						- Ted

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