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Parted 3.2 released

Item posted by Phillip Susi <psusi> on Tue 29 Jul 2014 03:50:30 AM UTC.

Parted 3.2 has been released. This release includes many bug fixes
and new features.

Here are the compressed sources and a GPG detached signature[*]:
http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/parted/parted-3.2.tar.xz
http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/parted/parted-3.2.tar.xz.sig

Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth:
http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/parted/parted-3.2.tar.xz
http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/parted/parted-3.2.tar.xz.sig

[*] Use a .sig file to verify that the corresponding file (without the
.sig suffix) is intact. First, be sure to download both the .sig file
and the corresponding tarball. Then, run a command like this:

gpg --verify parted-3.2.tar.xz.sig

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
then run this command to import it:

gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 8E45A0223348AAF0

and rerun the 'gpg --verify' command.

This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
Autoconf 2.69
Automake 1.14.1
Gettext 0.18.3
Gnulib v0.1-139-g98ca2c0
Gperf 3.0.4

NEWS

  • Noteworthy changes in release 3.2 (2014-07-28) [stable]
    • New Features

Add resizepart command to resize a partition. This works even on
mounted partitions.

Add support for EAV DASD partitions, which are ECKD's with more than
65520 cylinders.

Add support for implicit FBA DASD partitions with a single immutable
partition.

Added support for recognizing btrfs filesystem. This simply displays
btrfs in the 'file system' column of the parted output.

Added new partition type flag, esp, to set the type to 0xEF on MS-DOS.
Also aliased to boot on GPT to set the UEFI ESP GUID.

Added new partition type flag, irst, for use with Intel Rapid Start
Technology. On MS-DOS disk labels it sets the type to 0x84 and on GPT
it sets the GUID to D3BFE2DE-3DAF-11DF-BA-40-E3A556D89593.

You can now choose to ignore errors about partitions that overlap,
or are longer than the disk. This allows you to use parted to
repair the problem.

Add support for prep flag to GPT to select PowerPC Reference Platform
boot partition type.

    • Bug Fixes

libparted: fix mac partition tables on > 512 byte sector sizes

libparted: ped_partition_get_path() was returning "/dev/foo1" instead
of "/dev/foo" for loop labels.

partprobe: when called on a disk that has become a loop label,
remove any partitions left over from a previous label.

libparted: The loop label represents an unpartitioned disk, but creates
a dummy partition to represent the whole disk. This dummy partition
was actually being loaded into the kernel. Don't do that.

libparted: fix loop labels to not vanish if you don't create
a filesystem, and to not return an error syncing when you do.

libparted: remove all old partitions, even if new label does not allow
as many.

libparted: fat and ntfs boot sectors were misdetected as dos
partition tables instead of being treated as a loop label.

libparted: previously if you chose to ignore the warning about
the gpt thinking the disk was smaller than it appears to be on
disk, subsequent warnings on other disks would be suppressed.
Now parted will warn once per disk.

Fix filesystem detection on non 512 byte sector sizes

Fix linux partition sync code to flush partitions > 16

Do not reject a FAT boot sector as invalid because it has no
system ID string.

libparted: /dev/md/ symlink can change after libparted dereferences it,
instead it should just use the symlink as given by the caller in the
same way we do with /dev/mapper/.

libparted: On multipath systems new partitions would sometimes not
appear, reporting 'device-mapper: create ioctl failed: Device or
resource busy' until the system was rebooted. Added dm_udev_wait
calls to synchronize parted with udev.

Fix help text for disk_{set,toggle} to show disk flags instead
of partition flags.

Fix gpt to correctly handle non ASCII charcters in partition names

If a drive was 100 times an even multiple of two, sizes specified as
a percentage would trigger the exact placement rule and refuse to round
to the nearest half percent.

Avoid generating udev add/remove events for all unmodified partitions
when writing a new table.

Fix cache coherency issue by flushing partition block devices.
This had been mistakenly disabled in parted 2.0, and resulted
in parted sometimes identifying the previous filesystem type
after running an mkfs to format a partition to a new type.

libparted: fix gpt end of disk handling. Previously if the backup
copy of the gpt was not at the end of the disk and you chose to
ignore this error, parted would move it to the end of the disk
anyhow. It will now leave the backup in the same location if
you chose to ignore this error.

libparted: handle logical partitions starting immediately after
the EBR. Creating a logical partition one sector after the EBR
used to cause parted to complain that it could not inform the
kernel of the changes, but after a reboot, everything was fine.
Parted will now correctly inform the kernel of the changes, but
only set the length of the extended partition to 1 sector instead
of two, which would cause it to overlap the logical partition.

parted: fix EOF and ctrl-c handling. parted used to refuse to exit
in response to ctrl-c and would get stuck in an infinite loop
prompting for more input when it reached EOF on stdin.

libparted: Don't fail to manipulate partitions on dmraid disks that
have other partitions in use.

libparted: mac: a MAC partition table could have a block_size larger
than the one the kernel told us about. Upon reading that partition
table, libparted would ask if it's ok to use the larger block size.
If you were to respond in the affirmative, libparted would read the
larger number of bytes into a buffer of the shorter length,
overrunning it.

libparted: gpt: fix gpt_get_max_supported_partition_count to work
also on little-endian systems.

libparted: treat a disk with no pMBR as an msdos-labeled disk
even when it has valid GPT headers.

partprobe now tells the kernel to forget about any partitions
on a device that has no recognizable partition table.

dos: the range of random MBR signature values was artificially limited
to 0..999999, which mistakenly included 0. Now, we use the full 32-bit
range, but exclude 0.

    • Changes in behavior

When attempting to manipulate a mounted partition, parted now issues
a warning that you can choose to ignore, instead of an error.

When creating a loop label, it automatically comes with a partition
using the whole disk.

parted -l no longer lists device-mapper devices other than
dmraid whole disks.

Added new Linux-specific partition GUID type code
(0FC63DAF-8483-4772-8E79-3D69D8477DE4) for Linux filesystem data on GPT
disks. This type code is now assigned as the default partition type code
for new partitions holding Linux filesystems.

Added new "msftdata" flag to identify partitions holding NTFS or FAT
filesystems on GPT disks. This flag corresponds to a GPT type code of
EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7 ("Microsoft Basic Data"). Since
Linux filesystem partitions formerly used this type code, this flag may
optionally be set on Linux partitions to make the partition table type
codes match former configurations in case the new Linux filesystem type
code causes problems with some utility. Note that this flag cannot be
removed from NTFS or FAT partitions within parted except by setting a
competing flag, such as "boot" (which sets the type code used by EFI
System partitions) or "msftres" (which sets the "Microsoft Reserved" type
code).

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