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Re: [PATCH] Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/3] domUloader

On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 01:07:00PM -0500, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> Sounds reasonable enough, although I'll have to look at it a little
> closer when I get back from Austin.  FWIW, partition table handling in
> pygrub should work fine (I'm installing to full disk vbds with partition
> tables regularly)

The partition handling is only enough to find the "active" partition, so
it doesn't handle extended partitions.  That's not a problem for pygrub,
but would need to be done to have the extraction tool handle partitions

Also, it doesn't work if your e2fsprogs are too old to have
ext2fs_open2() -- again, not really a bug but the failure mode is a bit
ugly, and the version in the Xen 3 tarball has this problem.  Is there
some way of telling from inside a python script whether the pygrub
library is going to be able to read partitions or not?


Tim Deegan                           (My opinions, not the University's)
Systems Research Group
University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory

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