Reproducible FAT32 filesystem error in Hoary "fixed" with dosfstools 2.11

Jaime re2824 at
Thu Mar 17 13:26:23 UTC 2005

Hi all. I'm posting this just in case someone else has the same problem.

I have a reproducible FAT32 filesystem problem. All you need is a spare

(run as root)
mkdir mountPoint
mkdosfs -F 32 /dev/<sparepartition>
mount /dev/<sparepartition> mountPoint/
touch mountPoint/newFile
rm mountPoint/newFile
umount mountPoint/
dosfsck /dev/<sparepartition>

Using dosfstools 2.10 (current in hoary), this returns:
dosfsck 2.10, 22 Sep 2003, FAT32, LFN
  Bad file name.
1) Drop file
2) Rename file
3) Auto-rename
4) Keep it

Using dofstools 2.11 (from, I get:
dosfsck 2.11, 12 Mar 2005, FAT32, LFN
/dev/hda5: 0 files, 1/1022371 clusters

Is it worth me logging this in bugzilla (as I think it's different to
#6404, #1959, #3297, #6925, #7185 etc)?

HTH, Jaime

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