Re: [/home/root] mail re: kernel algorithm for extended partitions..

Tony Nugent (
Fri, 1 Sep 1995 12:44:13 +1000

Mark Lord <> wrote:

> The code in genhd.c was being ultra-paranoid about extended partitions,
> exiting as soon as it found an "empty" slot0 in any extended partition table.
> I'll submit a patch to Linus which corrects this.

Thanks for finding this. If it fixes the partition problem in bith
the 1.2.x and 1.3.x kernels, is it possible to put this into the
1.2.14 release?

Just a suggestion.