Re: [PATCH] ignore partition table on disks with AIX label

From: Olaf Hering
Date: Wed May 17 2006 - 08:57:03 EST

On Wed, May 17, Alan Cox wrote:

> On Mer, 2006-05-17 at 10:13 +0200, Olaf Hering wrote:
> > dmesg will look like this:
> > sda: [AIX] unknown partition table
> >
> You should check for the overlapping partitions as well. The label
> itself may be left over if someone repartitions an ex-AIX disk. Simply
> adding this test is going to give one or two people a nasty "where has
> my data gone" kind of shock.

Maybe, but since that code is in fdisk since ages, and its also in
parted since ages and noone complained about the early bail there, it
surely cant be a problem.
Also, there is likely the mbr code usually in the first few bytes.

> Having said that perhaps the IBM people can provide proper information
> on how to detect/parse the AIX partition data ?

How would that help if you have no filesystem driver?
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