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authorKay Sievers <kay.sievers@vrfy.org>2008-10-15 22:04:21 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2008-10-16 11:21:47 -0700
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block: sanitize invalid partition table entries
We currently follow blindly what the partition table lies about the disk, and let the kernel create block devices which can not be accessed. Trying to identify the device leads to kernel logs full of: sdb: rw=0, want=73392, limit=28800 attempt to access beyond end of device Here is an example of a broken partition table, where sda2 starts behind the end of the disk, and sdb3 is larger than the entire disk: Disk /dev/sdb: 14 MB, 14745600 bytes 1 heads, 29 sectors/track, 993 cylinders, total 28800 sectors Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 29 7800 3886 83 Linux /dev/sdb2 37801 45601 3900+ 83 Linux /dev/sdb3 15602 73402 28900+ 83 Linux /dev/sdb4 23403 28796 2697 83 Linux The kernel creates these completely invalid devices, which can not be accessed, or may lead to other unpredictable failures: grep . /sys/class/block/sdb*/{start,size} /sys/class/block/sdb/size:28800 /sys/class/block/sdb1/start:29 /sys/class/block/sdb1/size:7772 /sys/class/block/sdb2/start:37801 /sys/class/block/sdb2/size:7801 /sys/class/block/sdb3/start:15602 /sys/class/block/sdb3/size:57801 /sys/class/block/sdb4/start:23403 /sys/class/block/sdb4/size:5394 With this patch, we ignore partitions which start behind the end of the disk, and limit partitions to the end of the disk if they pretend to be larger: grep . /sys/class/block/sdb*/{start,size} /sys/class/block/sdb/size:28800 /sys/class/block/sdb1/start:29 /sys/class/block/sdb1/size:7772 /sys/class/block/sdb3/start:15602 /sys/class/block/sdb3/size:13198 /sys/class/block/sdb4/start:23403 /sys/class/block/sdb4/size:5394 These warnings are printed to the kernel log: sdb: p2 ignored, start 37801 is behind the end of the disk sdb: p3 size 57801 limited to end of disk Signed-off-by: Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@vrfy.org> Cc: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton@mandriva.com.br> Cc: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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