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Hi,

Well, KDE Partition Manager uses dosfstools but I can always
release a new version once updated dosfstools is released.

Best,
Andrius

2017 m. lapkričio 5 d., sekmadienis 13:56:53 GMT Andy Shevchenko rašė:
> On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 3:39 PM, Pali Rohár <pali.rohar@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tuesday 31 October 2017 10:35:48 Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> >> On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 4:12 AM, Andreas Bombe <aeb@debian.org> wrote:
> >> > On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 10:49:31PM +0200, Pali Rohár wrote:
> >> >> On Thursday 12 October 2017 12:13:11 Karel Zak wrote:
>
> >> > I was worried that there might be some scripts or programs that expect
> >>
> >> If we really care about such scripts another approach might be to
> >> introduce a CLI switch to "spec compatible mode" to each tool and
> >> suggest in documentation to use it.
> >>
> >> There are also variants:
> >> - spec compatible
> >> - WinXX compatible
> >> - DOS compatible
> >> - etc
> >
> > I did tests with MS-DOS and Windows versions (results in previous
> > email), and they seems to be compatible how they read label.
> >
> > Based on results I would suggest to ignore label from the boot sector
> > when reading label.
>
> So, for tools which are not doing that to add
>
> --ignore-boot-sector-label (or alike) [recommended]
>
> right?
>
> We don't actually know how many users (scripts) are relying on current
> behaviour.
> If there are only few, we may introduce backward compatibility switch
>
> --read-boot-sector-label
>
> > This makes behavior consistent with older MS-DOS
> > systems and also all Windows systems. This change would be a problem
> > only for users who have label stored only in boot sector. After change
> > they would not see label anymore -- exactly same what MS-DOS or Windows
> > show them. Seems that mkdosfs stores label to both location, since
> > support for label was introduced. So different label would be visible
> > only for users who used dosfslabel prior to version 3.0.16.
> >
> > What do you think?
>
> So, in summary it looks like a documentation needs update (to mark
> your research).
>
>


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