bin/176746: Document a bug (unusual 2K block media) with src/sbin/fsck_msdosfs/

Julian H. Stacey jhs at
Fri Mar 8 12:10:01 UTC 2013

>Number:         176746
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       Document a bug (unusual 2K block media) with src/sbin/fsck_msdosfs/
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Mar 08 12:10:00 UTC 2013
>Originator:     Julian H. Stacey
>Release:        FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE amd64
System: FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE #1: Tue Jan 29 22:57:22 CET 2013 jhs at amd64

Document a 2K block media bug to src/sbin/fsck_msdosfs/fsck_msdosfs.8

Analysis here

Apply patch (appended) 

*** 9.1-RELEASE/src/gen/sbin/fsck_msdosfs/fsck_msdosfs.8	Sat Nov 17 09:47:20 2012
--- new/src/gen/sbin/fsck_msdosfs/fsck_msdosfs.8	Thu Mar  7 23:28:43 2013
*** 121,123 ****
--- 121,126 ----
  utility is
+ .br
+ Devices with 2K media blocks fail, for analysis & work around see

The real fix will be to write some C.
This bug affects at least both FreeBSD & NetBSD.
Both were informed to mail lists, links to both archives here

If I write (unikely) or hear of patches to fix it, they will first appear here:

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