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Re: [PATCH parted] Handle swap flag in msdos type labels

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [PATCH parted] Handle swap flag in msdos type labels
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 12:07:04 +0200

Hans de Goede wrote:
> From: David Cantrell <address@hidden>
> Original patch by David Cantrell <address@hidden>, I
> (Hans de Goede <address@hidden>) made the following changes:
> -msdos_partition_is_flag_available() should return 1 for swap flag
> -Only change the partition type to 82 when setting the swap flag
>  on dos labels, not when resetting it


What is the motivation for this change?

The existing "set 1 swap on" functionality is documented to be
specific to MAC partition tables:

          (Mac) - this flag should be enabled if the partition is the
          swap device to be used by Linux.

AFAICS, it's not intended to be a general (partition-table-independent)
way to set the per- partition "type".  For an msdos partition table,
if you just want to set the type of a newly-created partition to swap(82),
use mkpart's file system type argument:

    parted -s $dev mkpart primary linux-swap 60s 100s

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