[Bug 1582728] Re: DASDFMT fails with a buffer overflow error

dann frazier dann.frazier at canonical.com
Tue May 17 16:44:30 UTC 2016

Marking s390-tools affected due to image #5:

/dev # dasdfmt -b 4096 /dev/dasdc
*** buffer overflow detected ***: dasdfmt terminated
/dev #

** Also affects: s390-tools (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

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  DASDFMT fails with a buffer overflow error

Status in Ubuntu on IBM z Systems:
Status in s390-tools package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  During installation, either through the menu or in an ssh session ,
  dasdfmt fails with a buffer overflow error and does not format the
  dasd volume. The volume is a z/VM minidisk - defined as 1 to end, this
  is common in this environment. The DASD volume was formatted from z/VM
  as a minidisk volume. These are the same steps taken for other
  distributions running under z/VM. I've attached some screen shots.

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