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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] fs/partition/msdos: Fix unusable extended partition for > 512B sector
    "Daniel Taylor" <> writes:

    >> Of course, if we can fix, it's better.
    >> However, probably, users of this patch would be only boot loader,
    >> because this is a first sector on extended-partition itself, not
    >> logical-partitions in extended-partition.
    > I have not yet tried booting from one of these disks.
    > They are in USB-attached enclosures, attached well after boot, so the
    > bootloader has never seen them. They simply refuse to mount to a running
    > Linux system because, when the storage for partition size and start was
    > expanded to 64-bit, no one bothered to fix the intermediate storage in
    > msdos.c, so the kernel cannot locate the start nor figure the size of
    > the partitions.
    > Logically, this patch is not complicated. The data types in msdos.c
    > are flat-out wrong, given that the real stored data is of type sector_t.
    > The intermediate variables should not be u32.
    > For users of small disks, that are not shared with Windows XP, the patch
    > is totally innocuous. It does not diminish any existing working behavior,
    > for anyone, nor change any API, so I do not understand the resistance to
    > using it.

    Those are all about the first (1/2) patch, not this second patch.
    Personally, I'm thinking we should apply the first patch as bugfix.

    I'm talking about only second (2/2) patch in here.

    OGAWA Hirofumi <>

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