Bug#474698: partman-base: Inconsistent output if sector size != 512 bytes
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On Tuesday 08 April 2008, Ferenc Wagner wrote:
> I could go on to replace PED_SECTOR_SIZE_DEFAULT with dev->sector_size
> throughout partman-base/parted_server.c, but I'm getting suspicious.
> Isn't there a good reason for this state of affairs?
Looks like this could possibly be a bug introduced by revision r37468 ,
which changed PED_SECTOR_SIZE to PED_SECTOR_SIZE_DEFAULT (partman-base 84).
Looks like that change was made for compatibility with libparted 1.7.
Whether changing it to dev->sector_size is correct depends of course on what
the actual definition of PED_SECTOR_SIZE was in prior libparted versions.
It could also be that the problem has always been there and that the use of
PED_SECTOR_SIZE was always not correct (though maybe only in some places).
This certainly needs to be checked very carefully. A good start could be to
check whether the Sarge installer also has the bug as that has older
versions of libparted and partman-base.
Otavio: you did that change; any comments?
 svn diff -r37467:37468 | less