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Date:	Tue, 02 Jun 2009 22:03:03 -0600
From:	Robert Hancock <>
To:	"Luck, Tony" <>
Subject: Re: linux-next end of partition problems?

Luck, Tony wrote:
> I noticed an odd message in the kernel log while booting
> linux-next (tag: next-20090602[*])
> attempt to access beyond end of device
> sdb3: rw=0, want=31664120, limit=31664115
> sdb3 is an ext3 filesystem mounted as /home
> $ grep sdb3 /proc/partitions
>    8       19   15832057 sdb3
> I think /proc/partitions in in KBytes ... so the block (512 Byte)
> count for this partition is 2*15832057 = 31664114 ... so the
> "limit" in the console log looks reasonable, and since the "want"
> is a bigger number, it does seem that we are trying to access
> beyond the device.
> BUT ... I don't get this message when booting a kernel built
> from Linus' tree.

What kind of controller/drive is this? Full dmesg output would be useful..
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