[libvirt] [PATCH]: Export the 'label' on block devices

Chris Lalancette clalance at redhat.com
Thu Oct 16 09:52:48 UTC 2008

Chris Lalancette wrote:
> To support LVM partitioning in oVirt, one of the things we need is the ability
> to tell what kind of label is currently on a block device.  Here, a 'label' is
> used in the same sense that it is used in parted; namely, it defines which kind
> of partition table is on the disk, whether it be DOS, LVM2, SUN, BSD, etc.  Note
> that this is different than the partition type; those are things like Linux,
> FAT16, FAT32, etc.

Updated patch based on jim's feedback.  I did not remove the pc98 type; if
everyone else thinks it's a good idea, I'll remove it, but it is part of the ABI
in some sense.  Otherwise, I followed all of jim's suggestions.

Chris Lalancette
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