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Re: 4000GB partition becoming 1801GB after reboot?

From: Bryn M. Reeves
Subject: Re: 4000GB partition becoming 1801GB after reboot?
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2008 18:18:19 +0000
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Bryn M. Reeves wrote:
> I have seen a few reports of this problem, mostly on old versions of
> parted and from users who weren't able to provide a lot of detail but I
> believe the problem still exists.

As Joel just pointed out to me, we (well, Jim!) did fix this back in

commit 71bbe2995371357c534dccf1eb3d436b399eaf32
Author: Jim Meyering <address@hidden>
Date:   Thu Jan 10 14:51:56 2008 +0100

    Enforce inherent limitations of dos and dvh partition table formats.

    * libparted/disk.c (_check_partition): Enforce the 32-bit limitation
    on a partition's starting sector number and length (in sectors).
    With the usual 512-byte sector size, this limits the maximum
    partition size to just under 2TB.
    (_partition_max_start, _partition_max_len): New functions.
    (_check_partition): Use them.
    * tests/t4100-msdos-partition-limits.sh: New file.  Test vs. msdos.
    * tests/t4100-dvh-partition-limits.sh: New file.  Test vs. dvh.
    * tests/Makefile.am (TESTS): Add t4100-msdos-partition-limits.sh
    and t4100-dvh-partition-limits.sh.

Phew. One less to worry about :-)


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