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    SubjectRe: Exporting which partitions to md-configure
    On Monday January 30, wrote:
    > On Jan 30, 2006, at 20:10, Neil Brown wrote:
    > > On Monday January 30, wrote:
    > >> Any feeling how best to do that? My current thinking is to export
    > >> a "flags" entry in addition to the current ones, presumably based
    > >> on "struct parsed_partitions->parts[].flags" fs/partitions/
    > >> check.h), which seems to be what causes md_autodetect_dev() to be
    > >> called.
    > >
    > > I think I would prefer a 'type' attribute in each partition that
    > > records the 'type' from the partition table. This might be more
    > > generally useful than just for md. Then your userspace code would
    > > have to look for '253' and use just those partitions.
    > Well, for an MSDOS partition table, you would look for '253', for a
    > Mac partition table you could look for something like 'Linux_RAID' or
    > similar (just arbitrarily define some name beginning with the Linux_
    > prefix), etc. This means that the partition table type would need to
    > be exposed as well (I don't know if it is already).

    Mac partition tables doesn't currently support autodetect (as far as I
    can tell). Let's keep it that way.

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