On Sat, 9 Feb 2002, John Baldwin wrote:
> On 09-Feb-02 Mikhail Teterin wrote:
> > While attempting to ``fdisk fd0.1440''. Or ``fdisk fd0''. Or
> > ``newfs_msdos fd0.1440'' with or without the floppy inside :-\
> > With todays or Jan 3rd kernel (my previous upgrade).
> Only use fdisk on hard disks. Still it shouldn't panic. The bdwrite is just
> extra garbage, the real panic is due to a NULL pointer dereference:
This is a well known bug in the device layer. I reported it on 2001/12/26
and fixed it locally a little later. See the thread in -current about
"panic during fdisk'ing a md(4) device" for patches.
> I'm guessing that devsw() is returning NULL here. You could add a KASSERT() to
> this macro just before the call to d_strategy() along the lines of
> KASSERT(devsw((bp)->bio_dev) != NULL, ("no devsw for bio")); \
Right. From my original bug report:
! "fdisk /dev/fd0" now causes a null pointer panic in readdisklabel().
! This is because fdioctl() attempts to construct a (slightly wrong)
! device using dkmodpart(), but dkmodpart() only constructs a half-baked
! device since it only calls makedev(). The device is missing a devsw
! so DEV_STRATEGY() in readdisklabel() panics on it.
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