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Bug #3610

format does not work properly

Added by Georgios Papadopoulos over 7 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
OS/Net (Kernel and Userland)
Target version:
-
Start date:
2013-03-05
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Difficulty:
Medium
Tags:
needs-triage

Description

It seems that the format command/utility does not work properly on OI_151a7. Indeed:

@
  1. format
    Searching for disks...done

AVAILABLE DISK SELECTIONS:
0. c4t0d0 <ATA-Hitachi HTS54252-C33P-232.89GB>
/pci@0,0/pci1002,4391@11/disk@0,0
Specify disk (enter its number): 0
selecting c4t0d0
[disk formatted]

FORMAT MENU:
disk - select a disk
type - select (define) a disk type
partition - select (define) a partition table
current - describe the current disk
format - format and analyze the disk
fdisk - run the fdisk program
repair - repair a defective sector
label - write label to the disk
analyze - surface analysis
defect - defect list management
backup - search for backup labels
verify - read and display labels
inquiry - show vendor, product and revision
volname - set 8-character volume name
!<cmd> - execute <cmd>, then return
quit
format> format
The protection information is not enabled
The disk will be formatted with protection type 0
Ready to format. Formatting cannot be interrupted.
Continue? yes
Beginning format. The current time is Tue Mar 5 21:48:38 2013

Formatting...
Format failed

Retry of formatting operation without any of the standard
mode selects and ignoring disk's Grown Defects list. The
disk may be able to be reformatted this way if an earlier
formatting operation was interrupted by a power failure or
SCSI bus reset. The Grown Defects list will be recreated
by format verification and surface analysis.

Retry format without mode selects and Grown Defects list? yes
Formatting...
Illegal request during format: block 0 (0x0) (0)
ASC: 0x20 ASCQ: 0x0
Illegal request during format: block 0 (0x0) (0)
ASC: 0x20 ASCQ: 0x0
failed
format>
@

while using, say, Oracle Solaris 11, the format works as expected.

#1

Updated by Ken Mays over 7 years ago

  • Assignee set to OI illumos

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