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"parted [PID] trap divide error" error during SLE10 SP1 system boot

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 Service Pack 1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 1


When booting a SLE10 SP1 based system, an error message similar to the following is presented:

ERROR:parted[5683] trap divide error rip:2b0fe2e5f781 rsp:7fffc7d8c300 error:0

The message may appear with a different rip andrspvalue.


This error does not harm the system in its functionality. parted may get called on multipath devices controlled by device mapper. Because those devices are no real devices, some ioctl  calls may return unexpected values and in return cause parted to crash.

Please update to
parted version or later.


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  • Document ID:3056441
  • Creation Date:07-MAR-08
  • Modified Date:27-APR-12
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      SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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