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Re: v3.0: scripting, args, boundaries

From: Michal Suchanek
Subject: Re: v3.0: scripting, args, boundaries
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 10:58:16 +0200

On 14 August 2011 20:10, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:

>> Parted is now at version 3.0; now is a fine time to fix the long-standing
>> problems. Please go through the code with a nanometer-spaced comb and fix it.
>>   - Please choose one absolute byte where partitions can begin. Make it
>>     consistent throughout the entire program. Publish this number.
> Not possible.
> The numbers differ depending on which partition table type you use.

I am not surprised that gparted is the mess we see now with this approach.

A partition starts where it starts whatever table/label is used to
describe it. All the tables and labels I know can describe partitions
with sector precision so there is no excuse for gparted to not do so.

If the units for gpt or apple partition map differ they should still
not pose a problem for aligned partitions.



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