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    SubjectRe: 2.5.28 and partitions
    On Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 05:24:37PM -0400, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:
    > Alexander Viro writes:
    > > [...]
    > >> On Wed, 31 Jul 2002, Alexander Viro wrote:
    > >>> What the bleedin' hell is wrong with <name> <start> <len>\n
    > >>> - all in ASCII? Terminated by \0. No need for flags, no need
    > >>> for endianness crap, no need to worry about field becoming too
    > >>> narrow...
    > There's just that little overflow problem to worry about,


    -- stuff ASCII digits into u64 (or u32, or whatever)
    -- if (still more digits)
    -- printk("partition too big to mount!\n")
    -- return error

    How hard is that?

    > trailing garbage,

    Don't write garbage into your partition table.

    > encouragement of assumptions about the maximum size...
    > is that a %d or a %llu or what?

    See above. Use leading '-' for negative numbers. ASCII has no
    2's complement ambiguity issues.

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