PS3 Storage Driver O_DIRECT issue

Geert Uytterhoeven Geert.Uytterhoeven at
Fri Jul 13 23:34:18 EST 2007

On Fri, 13 Jul 2007, Olaf Hering wrote:
> This driver (or the generic PS3 code) has appearently problems with
> glibc aborts parted because the malloc metadata get corrupted. While it
> is reproducible, the place where it crashes changes with every version
> of the debug attempt.
> I dont have a handle right now, all I know is that the metadata after a
> malloc area get overwritten with zeros.
> Can you have a look at this? 
> parted /dev/ps3da
> print (a few times)

I can't seem to reproduce this with parted 1.7.1-5.1 (from Debian
etch/lenny/sid) and kernel 2.6.22-g77320894.

With kind regards,
Geert Uytterhoeven
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