bin/113456: gpt does not allow changing partition table

Remko Lodder remko at elvandar.org
Fri Jun 8 06:20:17 UTC 2007


The following reply was made to PR bin/113456; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Remko Lodder" <remko at elvandar.org>
To: "W.B.Kloke" <wb at kloke-witten.dyndns.org>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: bin/113456: gpt does not allow changing partition table
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 08:11:51 +0200 (CEST)

 > 	GPT partion tables cannot be changed if one of the partions is mounted.
 >
 >
 >>How-To-Repeat:
 > 	Put a UFS file system on one GPT partition and mount it.
 > 	Then the gpt utility even refuses to show the table unless -r
 > 	flag is used.
 >>Fix:
 >
 > 	Adopt a policy similar to "fdisk -u" or "bsdlabel -e", please.
 
 Hello,
 
 I thought that fdisk and bsdlabel were only used when the disk is not
 mounted / used, you can destroy partitions and thus data if you use
 an editor on an active disk so personally I think this is not very
 wise to add...
 
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 Kind regards,
 
      Remko Lodder               ** remko at elvandar.org
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