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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sgi partitionning fix (Was: 2.6.0-test1 on alpha : disk label numbering trouble)
On Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 11:45:12PM +0200, Ghozlane Toumi wrote:

> However, I found out that sgi partitionning had this "renumbering"
> issue even before viro's patch.
> I don't know if this is correct, in any case this is an untested patch
> that changes this behaviour for sgi partitions.
> patch is attached because of dumb mailer.
> --------------------
> for(i = 0; i < 16; i++, p++) {
> blocks = be32_to_cpu(p->num_blocks);
> start = be32_to_cpu(p->first_block);
> if (blocks)
> - put_partition(state, slot++, start, blocks);
> + put_partition(state, i+1, start, blocks);
> }
> --------------------

Hmm. The previous change was not because there is something
intrinsically good with some way of numbering partitions,
but because it is very inconvenient when partition numbering
changes.

Thus, the previous patch made OSF in 2.6 do as it did in 2.4.

But here the 2.6 behaviour is already that of 2.4.21, and you
change away from that. Not a good idea.

Andries

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