Show Table of Contents
Updated parted packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The parted packages provide tools to create, destroy, resize, move, and copy hard disk partitions. The parted program can be used for creating space for new operating systems, reorganizing disk usage, and copying data to new hard disks.
- Partitions that parted created while operating on device-mapper devices, such as mpath, could be smaller than expected. This update modifies parted to convert the native device sector size to 512 sector size when communicating with the device-mapper library. As a result, partitions are created with the correct size in the mentioned situation.
- Previously, parted did not correctly handle disks or disk images where the backup GUID Partition Table (GPT) header was missing or could not be found at the expected location at the end of the disk. This situation can occur with disks that are shorter or longer than when they were originally created. Consequently, parted could terminate unexpectedly or prompt the user to have parted fix the problem and fail to do so. A patch has been applied to fix GPT backup header handling. Now, after the user instructs parted to fix the problem in the described scenario, parted succeeds.
Users of parted are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.