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Re: [PATCH] nested partitions

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] nested partitions
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 00:17:07 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 09:48:21PM +0200, Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko wrote:
> The proble it doesn't solve is when 2 partition labels pretend to
> describe the same region. Solaris during install dd'es MBR to its
> partition that it subdivides in further paritions. This way the
> parition seems to have 2 valid subpartitioning tables. I think the
> most sane way to handle this is to introduce partition labels
> priority.

Priority lists sound like an overkill solution.  In practice, how many
times are we going to recurse at most?  Does the same number apply to
all partmap type combinations, or just some of them?

Robert Millan

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