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parted-3.2 released [stable]

From: Phillip Susi
Subject: parted-3.2 released [stable]
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:59:58 -0400
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Parted 3.2 has been released.  This release includes many bug fixes
and new features.

Here are the compressed sources and a GPG detached signature[*]:

Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth:

[*] Use a .sig file to verify that the corresponding file (without the
.sig suffix) is intact.  First, be sure to download both the .sig file
and the corresponding tarball.  Then, run a command like this:

  gpg --verify parted-3.2.tar.xz.sig

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
then run this command to import it:

  gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 8E45A0223348AAF0

and rerun the 'gpg --verify' command.

This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
  Autoconf 2.69
  Automake 1.14.1
  Gettext 0.18.3
  Gnulib v0.1-139-g98ca2c0
  Gperf 3.0.4


* Noteworthy changes in release 3.2 (2014-07-28) [stable]

** New Features

  Add resizepart command to resize a partition.  This works even on
  mounted partitions.

  Add support for EAV DASD partitions, which are ECKD's with more than
  65520 cylinders.

  Add support for implicit FBA DASD partitions with a single immutable

  Added support for recognizing btrfs filesystem. This simply displays
  btrfs in the 'file system' column of the parted output.

  Added new partition type flag, esp, to set the type to 0xEF on MS-DOS.
  Also aliased to boot on GPT to set the UEFI ESP GUID.

  Added new partition type flag, irst, for use with Intel Rapid Start
  Technology. On MS-DOS disk labels it sets the type to 0x84 and on GPT
  it sets the GUID to D3BFE2DE-3DAF-11DF-BA-40-E3A556D89593.

  You can now choose to ignore errors about partitions that overlap,
  or are longer than the disk.  This allows you to use parted to
  repair the problem.

  Add support for prep flag to GPT to select PowerPC Reference Platform
  boot partition type.

** Bug Fixes

  libparted: fix mac partition tables on > 512 byte sector sizes

  libparted: ped_partition_get_path() was returning "/dev/foo1" instead
  of "/dev/foo" for loop labels.

  partprobe: when called on a disk that has become a loop label,
  remove any partitions left over from a previous label.

  libparted: The loop label represents an unpartitioned disk, but creates
  a dummy partition to represent the whole disk.  This dummy partition
  was actually being loaded into the kernel.  Don't do that.

  libparted: fix loop labels to not vanish if you don't create
  a filesystem, and to not return an error syncing when you do.

  libparted: remove all old partitions, even if new label does not allow
  as many.

  libparted: fat and ntfs boot sectors were misdetected as dos
  partition tables instead of being treated as a loop label.

  libparted: previously if you chose to ignore the warning about
  the gpt thinking the disk was smaller than it appears to be on
  disk, subsequent warnings on other disks would be suppressed.
  Now parted will warn once per disk.

  Fix filesystem detection on non 512 byte sector sizes

  Fix linux partition sync code to flush partitions > 16

  Do not reject a FAT boot sector as invalid because it has no
  system ID string.

  libparted: /dev/md/ symlink can change after libparted dereferences it,
  instead it should just use the symlink as given by the caller in the
  same way we do with /dev/mapper/.

  libparted: On multipath systems new partitions would sometimes not
  appear, reporting 'device-mapper: create ioctl failed: Device or
  resource busy' until the system was rebooted. Added dm_udev_wait
  calls to synchronize parted with udev.

  Fix help text for disk_{set,toggle} to show *disk* flags instead
  of partition flags.

  Fix gpt to correctly handle non ASCII charcters in partition names

  If a drive was 100 times an even multiple of two, sizes specified as
  a percentage would trigger the exact placement rule and refuse to round
  to the nearest half percent.

  Avoid generating udev add/remove events for all unmodified partitions
  when writing a new table.

  Fix cache coherency issue by flushing partition block devices.
  This had been mistakenly disabled in parted 2.0, and resulted
  in parted sometimes identifying the previous filesystem type
  after running an mkfs to format a partition to a new type.

  libparted: fix gpt end of disk handling.  Previously if the backup
  copy of the gpt was not at the end of the disk and you chose to
  ignore this error, parted would move it to the end of the disk
  anyhow.  It will now leave the backup in the same location if
  you chose to ignore this error.

  libparted: handle logical partitions starting immediately after
  the EBR.  Creating a logical partition one sector after the EBR
  used to cause parted to complain that it could not inform the
  kernel of the changes, but after a reboot, everything was fine.
  Parted will now correctly inform the kernel of the changes, but
  only set the length of the extended partition to 1 sector instead
  of two, which would cause it to overlap the logical partition.

  parted: fix EOF and ctrl-c handling.  parted used to refuse to exit
  in response to ctrl-c and would get stuck in an infinite loop
  prompting for more input when it reached EOF on stdin.

  libparted: Don't fail to manipulate partitions on dmraid disks that
  have other partitions in use.

  libparted: mac: a MAC partition table could have a block_size larger
  than the one the kernel told us about.  Upon reading that partition
  table, libparted would ask if it's ok to use the larger block size.
  If you were to respond in the affirmative, libparted would read the
  larger number of bytes into a buffer of the shorter length,
  overrunning it.

  libparted: gpt: fix gpt_get_max_supported_partition_count to work
  also on little-endian systems.

  libparted: treat a disk with no pMBR as an msdos-labeled disk
  even when it has valid GPT headers.

  partprobe now tells the kernel to forget about any partitions
  on a device that has no recognizable partition table.

  dos: the range of random MBR signature values was artificially limited
  to 0..999999, which mistakenly included 0.  Now, we use the full 32-bit
  range, but exclude 0.

** Changes in behavior

  When attempting to manipulate a mounted partition, parted now issues
  a warning that you can choose to ignore, instead of an error.

  When creating a loop label, it automatically comes with a partition
  using the whole disk.

  parted -l no longer lists device-mapper devices other than
  dmraid whole disks.

  Added new Linux-specific partition GUID type code
  (0FC63DAF-8483-4772-8E79-3D69D8477DE4) for Linux filesystem data on GPT
  disks.  This type code is now assigned as the default partition type code
  for new partitions holding Linux filesystems.

  Added new "msftdata" flag to identify partitions holding NTFS or FAT
  filesystems on GPT disks.  This flag corresponds to a GPT type code of
  EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7 ("Microsoft Basic Data").  Since
  Linux filesystem partitions formerly used this type code, this flag may
  optionally be set on Linux partitions to make the partition table type
  codes match former configurations in case the new Linux filesystem type
  code causes problems with some utility.  Note that this flag cannot be
  removed from NTFS or FAT partitions within parted except by setting a
  competing flag, such as "boot" (which sets the type code used by EFI
  System partitions) or "msftres" (which sets the "Microsoft Reserved" type

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