Re: [04/07] partitions/msdos.c fix

From: Erik Tews
Date: Wed Apr 27 2005 - 16:03:15 EST

Am Mittwoch, den 27.04.2005, 22:34 +0200 schrieb Andries Brouwer:
> On Wed, Apr 27, 2005 at 10:16:27AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > -stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let us know.
> >
> > ------------------
> >
> > Erik reports this fixes an oops on boot for him.
> No objections. But..
> The purpose of this patch was not to fix an oops, but to avoid
> partition table parsing in a situation where almost surely
> no partition table is present.
> If this fixes an oops, then I want to know precisely what oops.
> No doubt that same oops could occur in other circumstances where
> this patch does not happen to help.

Hi, this happend on my laptop (ibm thinkpad t41p, intel cpu, no special
kind of partition layout). Because this happend during partition table
parsing (during bootup), I was not able to copy it.

But this should only affect the first 512 bytes of my harddisk, or? If
so, I can copy this data and send it to you.

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