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Date:      Thu, 12 Oct 1995 18:16:02 -0700 (MST)
From:      Terry Lambert <>
Subject:   Re: problem
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "Scott Blachowicz" at Oct 12, 95 02:58:26 pm

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> And in my experience (read: one system), it is broken, period. Are you talking
> of _disks_ > ~500Mb or _filesystems_? When I messed with msdosfs on my system
> (a 1Gb IDE disk & a 1.4Gb SCSI disk on a 2.0.5R installed from CD) I ended up
> getting corrupted BSD partitions for my trouble - even when I only mounted the
> msdos slices read-only. And I don't have any slices or filesystems that are
> that big.
> The system works great now that I don't get anywhere near the msdos slices. I
> CAN just use the mtools package to get at my msdos disks anyways - not as
> convenient, but it does seem to work.
> I would LOVE to hear that things have been fixed up in later releases...I
> might even try it once I get good backups and a recovery plan thought out...

It would help diagnose the problem to make page 0 inaccessable in kernel mode
to cause a kernel fault.

This would probably fail on pre-486 because of the failure to honor the WP
bit in protected mode.

					Terry Lambert
Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.

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