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Re: [PATCH] nested partitions

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] nested partitions
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 21:44:22 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 10:43:09AM -0800, Seth Goldberg wrote:
>   The UEFI specification specifies support for nested MSDOS labels (MSDOS 
> labels that include partitions in which another MSDOS partition table can 
> be nested).  This is not talking just about extended partitions, but  
> about the ability to arbitrarily nest MSDOS partition tables.  I can't 
> point you to a specific implementation that uses that functionality, but 
> the fact that it's specified should be enough to allow us to be flexible 
> here.  Why limit the nesting if architecturally it's not a problem to 
> support (as Vladimir's existing implementation already supports arbitrary 
> nesting).

Note that it is very easy for Intel to specify and implement that: in their
world there's only one partition label type (plus another one which is
backward compatible with the first).

Robert Millan

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