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Re: add disk size to "struct disk"?
>>> do you expect the checks to be performed in userland, so anyone can
>>> be free to have overlaps/overflows, or let the kernel do the checks
>>> and return errors using the size obtained through disk(9)?
> Overflowing is clearly bogus IMHO, and should not be allowed.
Does "not  allowed" here mean "the table on disk is considered
invalid and ignored" or "the overflowing partition is suppressed" or
"the overflowing partition is clamped to the device size" or what?
I think the last of those is most useful, but the first one is the only
one I really consider broken.
> Overlapping is another matter, [...]
Agreed. I semi-regularly have a real use for overlapping partitions; I
would consider it a serious regression if they were to break.
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