FAT and HFS/HFS+ file system resizing restored in parted-3.1

Brian C. Lane bcl at redhat.com
Tue Mar 13 23:50:45 UTC 2012

On Thu, Mar 08, 2012 at 06:11:49PM -0700, Chris Murphy wrote:
> On Mar 3, 2012, at 1:27 AM, Jim Meyering wrote:
> > FYI, I released parted-3.1 yesterday,
> > 
> >    http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gnu.parted.bugs/10790
> > 
> > In addition to pretty many bug fixes,
> > 
> >    This is to announce parted-3.1, a bug fix release that also reintroduces
> >    a minimal subset of the file system resizing capability that was removed
> >    in 3.0.  It adds a new, separate library, libparted-fs-resize, that
> >    provides for resizing of FAT and HFS/HFS+ file systems.
> FYI, there is a possible problem resizing certain JHFS+/JHFSX volumes. Currently the code fails if the jhdr_header size is something other than sector size. When volume size is > 1TiB, depending on the version of Apple's Disk Utility used, the jhdr_header size won't be 512 bytes, is instead 4096 bytes. Details here:
> http://lists.apple.com/archives/filesystem-dev/2012/Feb/msg00001.html

I have rebased master to parted-3.1 and rebuilt pyparted against it. The
new libparted-fs-resize library is included, but there is currently no
user interface for the code.

I am going to be leaving parted at 3.0 for F17, I don't want to
introduce a large change at this stage.

Brian C. Lane | Anaconda Team | IRC: bcl #anaconda | Port Orchard, WA (PST8PDT)
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