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Re: What do these kernel error messages mean?



Makes sense. I forgot to umount /dev/fd0, so my backups tried to back
the non-existent floppy up. Hence the errors.

Thanks.

--- Vladimir

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"MS" == Michael Schwendt <rh0210ms arcor de> writes:

  MS> On Sat, 05 Oct 2002 12:00:45 -0700, Vladimir G. Ivanovic wrote:

  >> I have many of these in my syslog:
  >> 
  >> Oct  5 03:40:26 bach kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
  >> Oct  5 03:40:26 bach kernel: 02:00: rw=0, want=10, limit=4
  >> Oct  5 03:40:26 bach kernel: Directory sread (sector 0x13) failed
  >> Oct  5 03:40:26 bach kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
  >> Oct  5 03:40:26 bach kernel: 02:00: rw=0, want=10, limit=4
  >> Oct  5 03:40:26 bach kernel: Directory sread (sector 0x13) failed
  >> 
  >> How can I find out what device are they referring to and what are they
  >> trying to tell me? Have I lost data?

  MS> Assuming it's a block device that is being reported, then it's
  MS> 02:00 => major 0x02, minor 0x00 => /dev/fd0





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