[Tux3] mkfs.tux3: wiping other fs signatures

Daniel Phillips phillips at phunq.net
Fri Dec 12 10:56:45 PST 2008

On Friday 12 December 2008 06:28, Szabolcs Szakacsits wrote:
> Hi,
> If it's not done yet then please wipe the beginning and end of the device 
> when creating tux3 as the other mkfs utilities do. Not doing so can result 
> nasty random mount failures or data corruptions when overwritten FOO file 
> system mounted or tried to be mounted as FOO, or a valid tux3 mounted or 
> tried to be mounted as FOO after fs type autodetection which is fairly 
> undeterministic.
> We just had a NTFS corruption report when a user accidentially overwrote 
> his NTFS. Thankfully we found the tux3 signature, tux3 mounted fine then 
> the user also confirmed he was testing tux3 and formatted the wrong 
> partition.
> Thanks,
> 	   Szaka

Set the first 4K and last sector to zero?



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