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Re: Moving partition to an overlapping position

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Moving partition to an overlapping position
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 18:50:36 +1000
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On Wed, Jul 20, 2005 at 10:17:29AM +0200, address@hidden wrote:
> Resizing (esp. shrinking) a file system has the same issues.

No, the resizers have been designed to have at worst a very small
chance of data loss in the case of power failure.

Why do you think it would be an issue?  Most resizing algorithms involve
writing to free space, or updating block references where the source and
destination blocks have the same data.

In the case of the FAT resizer, it is possible to have both the
old and new filesystems being valid simultaneously!  (Provided the
FATs, etc. don't overlap)

> Does Parted have a policy against all dangerous operations?

Yes.  I guess we can warn people about dangerous operations...


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