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Re: Geometry assertions

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Geometry assertions
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 08:29:26 +1000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040907i

On Tue, Jul 26, 2005 at 10:05:47PM +0200, address@hidden wrote:
> > Parted Version: 1.6.15
> > Kernel: Linux 2.6.12-1.1372_FC3 (Fedora Core 3)
> > 
> > Assertion (heads < 256) at disk_dos.c:486 in function
> > probe_partition_for_geom()
> > failed.
> We have this and another failed assertion regarding the number of heads
> (see other mail).
> Shouldn't we offer to continue/fix this instead of throwing exceptions?

Well, it actually does indicate a bug in Parted - one that was fixed
ages ago.

Also, users are allowed to ignore the assertion.

In this case, I think we wouldn't have been able to fix the bug if we
didn't get people emailing us about the problem.

If you are concerned about list traffic, then I think a good solution
would be to filter out the most commonly reported fixed bugs.  They
are usually pretty easy to single out.  (Eg: version <= 1.6.15 AND


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