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Re: disklabel trouble

On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 10:24:22AM -0400, Steven Bellovin wrote:
 > > ...except that the next line is not a valid entry, because it begins
 > > with a colon. So it ought to cause an error...
 > Actually, that's historically correct for files of this genre, because
 > the next argument is "dt", not " dt"....  See, for example,
 > for a very old example.

Ew. all the more reason for:

 > > but I guess the code
 > > that reads the file stops when it finds the matching entry.
 > > 
 > > Anyway, this whole file format is a bug and we ought to move away from
 > > it.
 > No argument there.


David A. Holland

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