Re: 2.4.20-pre11 /proc/partitions read

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Tue Oct 22 2002 - 15:32:08 EST

On Tue, 2002-10-22 at 20:58, Andries Brouwer wrote:
> The default 1K buffer was not large enough. Some utilities have now
> been patched to tell stdio to use a 16K buffer. We won't have to wait
> long before also that will turn out to be insufficient.
> It is bad that one has to patch mount and the ext2 utilities and fdisk
> and I don't know what other programs because some irrelevant (to mount etc.)
> and changing stuff was added to /proc/partitions.

There are two items to dela with

#1 A bug - which Christoph fixed
#2 A question about field lengths varying - which is true if the fstab
is updated for other reasons but more likely now. Fixable by using fixed
width fields

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