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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4] partitions/ide: improve Host Protected Area handling
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On Sunday 31 May 2009 17:24:03 Andries E. Brouwer wrote:
> On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 04:39:11PM +0200, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
>
> [HPA stuff deleted]
>
> Hi Bartlomiej,
>
> Apart from HPA one also has DCO, which functions rather similarly.
> (I have not checked whether the current kernel knows anything about DCO.)
> Have you thought about DCO?
> Probably the kernel should by default not touch any such setting.
> Maybe it should be reported?
> A user space utility might change this setting - thus a disk can change size.

We leave DCO handling entirely to user-space currently.


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