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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/4] partitions: add ->set_capacity block device method
On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 04:39:24PM +0200, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> From: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier@gmail.com>
> Subject: [PATCH] partitions: add ->set_capacity block device method
>
> * Add ->set_capacity block device method and use it in rescan_partitions()
> to attempt enabling native capacity of the device upon detecting the
> partition which exceeds device capacity.
>
> * Add GENHD_FL_NATIVE_CAPACITY flag to try limit attempts of enabling
> native capacity during partition scan.
>
> Together with the consecutive patch implementing ->set_capacity method in
> ide-gd device driver this allows automatic disabling of Host Protected Area
> (HPA) if any partitions overlapping HPA are detected.
>
> Cc: Robert Hancock <hancockrwd@gmail.com>
> Cc: Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl>
> Cc: "Andries E. Brouwer" <Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl>
> Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>

Acked-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>


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