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Re: reiser4 filesystem detection

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: reiser4 filesystem detection
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 08:59:58 +1100
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Hi Bart,

On Tue, Dec 28, 2004 at 04:57:05PM +0100, B.Hakvoort wrote:
> Why do the specific probefunctions (e.g. ntfs_probe in fs_ntfs/ntfs.c)
> return a PedGeometry? I've skimmed through the probe-sections in
> filesys.c and figured it has something to do with the heuristics, but i
> can't see why a simple boolean wouldn't suffice. 'true' if geom contains
> fs signature, 'false' if not.
> Or maybe an integer to assign 'scores' to a filesystem...

The PedGeometry returned is the detected file system start/end.
This is useful for:
 * trying to find "lost" partitions.  (i.e. the rescue command)
 * if there are two different file system signatures on the same place,
then the file system that matches the partition closer is more likely
to be the "real" file system.


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