Re: [PATCH 0/8] partitions/efi: detect hybrid mbrs

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Tue Aug 06 2013 - 17:16:11 EST

On Mon, 5 Aug 2013 22:21:08 -0700 Davidlohr Bueso <davidlohr@xxxxxx> wrote:

> This patchset teaches the kernel about hybrid master boot records (MBRs), one of
> the most common issues with GUID partition tables, as a workaround to layout
> disk partitions to be compatible with both EFI and legacy MBR based systems.
> Except for adding more pmbr checks, to better comply with the UEFI/GPT specs, the
> functionality is left unchanged - we only inform (through debug) the user about
> the used MBR scheme. While it is true that these restrictions can be bypassed when
> forcing gpt, this is not the correct or default way of doing things, complicating
> users furthermore. More details are in the individual patches.

Patches look nice, although I'll cheerily admit to not having a clue
what they do. What is a "hybrid MBR" anyway?

Someone's editor seems to replace tabs with spaces so the patches
generate quite a checkpatch storm. Please use checkpatch.

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