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Re: [PATCH] nested partitions

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] nested partitions
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 08:23:21 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 10:20:49PM +0100, Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko 
> > With this approach, the burden is no longer in GRUB.  Then I don't care
> > how weird disk layouts can become, because GRUB doesn't have to probe
> > them.  
> We still have to for partition_iterate.

partition_iterate itself is no problem.  I mean, even probing itself isn't,
as long as we don't promise that any of it actually works.  Accessing unknown
partition label as "hd0,1" implies we know the label type via probing;  other
facilities that use probing don't necessarily imply that.  For example, GRUB
could do:

  grub> ls (hd0)
  Possible msdos label: 1 2 3
  Possible gpt label: 1 2


Robert Millan

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