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[PATCH] Add method for finding the available size that a partition can expand into



---
 partedUtils.py |   18 ++++++++++++++++++
 1 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/partedUtils.py b/partedUtils.py
index ae095e6..aa28940 100644
--- a/partedUtils.py
+++ b/partedUtils.py
@@ -96,6 +96,24 @@ def getDeviceSizeMB(dev):
     return (float(dev.heads * dev.cylinders * dev.sectors) / (1024 * 1024)
             * dev.sector_size)
 
+def getMaxAvailPartSizeMB(part):
+    """Return the maximum size this partition can grow to by looking
+    at contiguous freespace partitions."""
+
+    disk = part.disk
+    maxlen = part.geom.length
+
+    # let's look at the next partition(s) and if they're freespace,
+    # they can add to our maximum size.
+    np = disk.next_partition(part)
+    while np:
+        if np.type & parted.PARTITION_FREESPACE:
+            maxlen += np.geom.length
+        else:
+            break
+        np = disk.next_partition(np)
+    return math.floor(maxlen * part.geom.dev.sector_size / 1024.0 / 1024.0)
+
 def get_partition_by_name(disks, partname):
     """Return the parted part object associated with partname.  
 
-- 
1.5.3.4


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