Subject: Re: Work-in-progress "wedges" implementation
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/22/2004 15:19:17
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On Sep 22, 2004, at 3:11 PM, Bill Studenmund wrote:

> Since GPT is a flat partitioning, it
> won't need them as much.

Just a nit... GPT isn't totally flat... one GPT partition type is 
"MBR", which means an MBR is nested in there, go parse it.

The EFI spec explicitly says that the partition discovery mechanism in 
EFI is generic, and implies generically-recursive when it talks about 
the MBR type... but then it later suggests that it's not recursive for 
all other GPT partition types because it's not necessary (since GPT has 
an arbitrary number of partitions).

Gotta love specs from Intel :-)

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>

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