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Re: New HFS Patch 12.5 fix a dangerous bug

From: B.Hakvoort
Subject: Re: New HFS Patch 12.5 fix a dangerous bug
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2004 16:44:58 +0200


Did this patch never made it in the official libparted source? And if
so, why not?



On Wed, 2004-09-01 at 16:38, K.G. wrote:
> 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
> structures).
> 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 :
> http://xilun.nerim.net/Projet/Parted/parted-1.6.12-hfs-12.5.patch
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Guillaume Knispel.
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