util-linux-ng v2.17.1 (new support for 4K-sector disks is useless in DOS-compatible mode. The fdisk command prints warning(s) when startup in DOS mode.)

Scott James Remnant scott at ubuntu.com
Sun Mar 7 15:21:12 UTC 2010


On Sun, 2010-03-07 at 15:55 +0100, pp wrote:

> New feature by Karel Zak in util-linux-ng v2.17.1 :
> fdisk:
>    - supports new command line option "-c" to disable DOS-compatible mode from
>      command line.
> 
>      The DOS-compatible mode is DEPRECATED and will be disabled by default
>      in the next major release. Currently, the DOS mode is enabled by default
>      for backward compatibility only. 
> 
>      The cylinders as display units are DEPRECATED. It's recommended to use
>      "-u" command line option or "u" fdisk command and use sectors as display
>      units.
> 
>    Note that the new support for 4K-sector disks is useless in DOS-compatible
>    mode. The fdisk command prints warning(s) when startup in DOS mode.
> 
> more : http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.file-systems/38367
> more : http://lwn.net/Articles/322777/
> 
Lamont and I are already on it ;)  we have a stable/v2.17 packaging
branch - just need to do the update.

Scott
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Scott James Remnant
scott at ubuntu.com
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