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SubjectRe: [PATCH] partitions/msdos.c
On Sun, Feb 27, 2005 at 12:40:53AM +0100, Andries Brouwer wrote:
> (Concerning the "size" version: it occurred to me that there is one
> very minor objection: For extended partitions so far the size did
> not normally play a role. Only the starting sector was significant.
> If, at some moment we decide also to check the size, then a weaker
> check, namely only checking for non-extended partitions, might be
> better at first.)

I recently encountered a disk that had clipping enabled. If you go
for the size implementation be careful that people can still run a
program to unclip the disk after the disk has been detected and the
partition rejected....


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