system crash during file copy to a floppy with bad sectors
kris at obsecurity.org
Sat May 6 15:32:00 UTC 2006
On Sat, May 06, 2006 at 06:18:59PM +0300, Rostislav Krasny wrote:
> On Sat, 6 May 2006 09:36:31 +0930
> "Daniel O'Connor" <doconnor at gsoft.com.au> wrote:
> > On Saturday 06 May 2006 09:33, Rostislav Krasny wrote:
> > > > Can you get a back trace? ie enable crash dumps and do it again, or
> > > > transcribe, or photograph the screen as it panics if you are local.
> > >
> > > Unfortunately I cannot reproduce it now. Doesn't the old log help?
> > > There is one "Fatal trap 12".
> > Only if you have the backtrace I think.
> In attempt to "emulate" bad sectors I got another crash, that looks
> similar (but not exactly same) to the original two crashes. I just
> pulled out the diskette before file copy is finished. I know, that
> must never be done, but sometimes people are in a great hurry or just
> do mistakes. IMHO that isn't a good reason for a system crash.
It's a known and hard-to-fix problem, though.
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