[parted-devel] RfD: Do not clobber the BootCode in GPT PMBRs

Bryn M. Reeves bmr at redhat.com
Thu Feb 26 10:12:13 UTC 2009

Joel Granados wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 05:19:45PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> Joel Granados wrote:
>>> Just read this going throuhg 3 months of backed up parted mail.  You
>>> make a very good point but I think going agains the spec is not the way
>>> to go.  This would increase the possibility of incompatibilities with
>>> other UEFI spec implementations other than what parted has (which I'm
>>> not al all sure it complies 100% :)
>>> For me, this is a big question mark ATM.
>> It's not going against spec.  The UEFI spec doesn't specify what goes in  
>> that area, and it is *guaranteed* to break GPT booting on BIOS  
>> platforms, which is about as disastrous as you can get.
> oops, yep, got mixed up with the legacy partition table.  Which *should*
> be changed to make other apps understand that what is contained in the
> disk is gpt compliant.
> I really see no reason why we are zeroing this out.
> anybody?

No complaints here - I think this is definitely something we want to take.


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