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authorOlaf Hering <olh@suse.de>2006-09-29 01:59:39 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-09-29 09:18:09 -0700
commite1dfa92dcab72397ed1f85f7b8f98a9da43b3f7b (patch)
tree7995e41f84b1c0f4dbaf4bfdf50c3fa21bff1aef
parent402749ea2538be9ddad981a990739b93a0178bc6 (diff)
downloadlinaro-lsk-e1dfa92dcab72397ed1f85f7b8f98a9da43b3f7b.tar.gz
[PATCH] ignore partition table on disks with AIX label
The on-disk data structures from AIX are not known, also the filesystem layout is not known. There is a msdos partition signature at the end of the first block, and the kernel recognizes 3 small (and overlapping) partitions. But they are not usable. Maybe the firmware uses it to find the bootloader for AIX, but AIX boots also if the first block is cleared. This is the content of the partition table: # dd if=/dev/sdb count=$(( 4 * 16 )) bs=1 skip=$(( 0x1be )) | xxd 0000000: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 ................ 0000010: 80ff ffff 41ff ffff 1b11 0000 381b 0000 ....A.......8... 0000020: 00ff ffff 41ff ffff 0211 0000 1900 0000 ....A........... 0000030: 80ff ffff 41ff ffff 1b11 0000 381b 0000 ....A.......8... Handle the whole disk as empty disk. This fixes also YaST which compares the output from parted (and formerly fdisk) with /proc/partitions. fdisk recognizes the AIX label since a long time, SuSE has a patch for parted to handle the disk label as unknown. dmesg will look like this: sda: [AIX] unknown partition table Tested on an IBM B50 with AIX V4.3.3. Signed-off-by: Olaf Hering <olh@suse.de> Cc: Albert Cahalan <acahalan@gmail.com> Cc: OGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@mail.parknet.co.jp> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
-rw-r--r--fs/partitions/msdos.c31
1 files changed, 31 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/fs/partitions/msdos.c b/fs/partitions/msdos.c
index 8f12587c312..4f8df71e49d 100644
--- a/fs/partitions/msdos.c
+++ b/fs/partitions/msdos.c
@@ -58,6 +58,31 @@ msdos_magic_present(unsigned char *p)
return (p[0] == MSDOS_LABEL_MAGIC1 && p[1] == MSDOS_LABEL_MAGIC2);
}
+/* Value is EBCDIC 'IBMA' */
+#define AIX_LABEL_MAGIC1 0xC9
+#define AIX_LABEL_MAGIC2 0xC2
+#define AIX_LABEL_MAGIC3 0xD4
+#define AIX_LABEL_MAGIC4 0xC1
+static int aix_magic_present(unsigned char *p, struct block_device *bdev)
+{
+ Sector sect;
+ unsigned char *d;
+ int ret = 0;
+
+ if (p[0] != AIX_LABEL_MAGIC1 &&
+ p[1] != AIX_LABEL_MAGIC2 &&
+ p[2] != AIX_LABEL_MAGIC3 &&
+ p[3] != AIX_LABEL_MAGIC4)
+ return 0;
+ d = read_dev_sector(bdev, 7, &sect);
+ if (d) {
+ if (d[0] == '_' && d[1] == 'L' && d[2] == 'V' && d[3] == 'M')
+ ret = 1;
+ put_dev_sector(sect);
+ };
+ return ret;
+}
+
/*
* Create devices for each logical partition in an extended partition.
* The logical partitions form a linked list, with each entry being
@@ -393,6 +418,12 @@ int msdos_partition(struct parsed_partitions *state, struct block_device *bdev)
return 0;
}
+ if (aix_magic_present(data, bdev)) {
+ put_dev_sector(sect);
+ printk( " [AIX]");
+ return 0;
+ }
+
/*
* Now that the 55aa signature is present, this is probably
* either the boot sector of a FAT filesystem or a DOS-type