Subject: Re: Proposal about disklabels
To: None <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/17/2005 20:58:27
On Dec 15, 2005, at 12:31 PM, Jason Thorpe wrote:

> On Dec 15, 2005, at 4:09 AM, Reinoud Zandijk wrote:
>> A clean way to solve this problem for once and for all would be to :
> Let's not go off on a yak shaving exercise regarding disklabels.  A  
> solution using wedges is already in the works.
> Instead, let's figure out a short-term solution for the UDF file  
> system.
> I will look at this problem again tonight.

As promised, I looked into this some more (although it took me an  
extra day to get to it).

Reinoud's patch is somewhat reasonable...  
subr_disk_mbr.c:readdisklabel() is the only version of that function  
that does not return "no disk label" when no label is found, as far  
as I can tell.

What, exactly, depends on the semantics of it NOT returning that  

-- thorpej