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Re: Removing "pointless" exception for exotic block devices causes probe

From: Woody Suwalski
Subject: Re: Removing "pointless" exception for exotic block devices causes probe to find CDs
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2004 08:37:09 -0500
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Andrew Clausen wrote:
On Sun, Dec 05, 2004 at 11:39:27AM -0500, Woody Suwalski wrote:

Still there is no point in including in the parted's disk list CDROMs or devices with no geometry... None of these will ever be used as a repartitioning target...

Firstly, Linux will probably drop all support for "geometry" soon.
Secondly, geometry is a legacy thing that is irrelevant on many
architectures that Parted supports.  Finally, Parted is useful on
read-only media for copying partitions, and verifying partition tables.
(You can put a partition table on a CD, although Linux will ignore
it...)  You can even use Parted to tell Linux what the partition table

OK, copying points taken.
I will be changing my app for the next version...


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