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New HFS Patch 12.5 fix a dangerous bug

From: K . G .
Subject: New HFS Patch 12.5 fix a dangerous bug
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2004 16:38:50 +0200

Hi everybody !

I found a quite serious bug in my handling of fragmented catalog, extents
overflow, and attributes files (they are low level files containing the FS
It can happen when you have lot of files and these low level files were
not large enough during the file system creation to handle all your
files, so the kernel implementation grow them non ontiguously to let you
store every files you want.
As this bug can potentially damage data, I've released the HFS 12.5 patch
which fix this issue :

I urge people using or maintaining previous versions for distro to quickly
switch to that one. Despite its name, it should work with every version
of Parted between 1.6.5 and 1.6.12 if hfs.c, hfs.h, and disk_mac.c
are correctly patched.

I'm also testing the 13th one which will include more bugfixes (beta
available here : http://xilun.nerim.net/Projet/Parted/Beta/) and also
code cleanups.

Guillaume Knispel.

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