Bug 1008417 - Need update helpout of part-set-gpt-type
Need update helpout of part-set-gpt-type
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: libguestfs (Show other bugs)
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medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Richard W.M. Jones
Virtualization Bugs
Depends On: 1063316
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Reported: 2013-09-16 06:37 EDT by bfan
Modified: 2014-06-17 22:01 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: libguestfs-1.22.6-20.el7
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Last Closed: 2014-06-13 07:18:10 EDT
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Description bfan 2013-09-16 06:37:02 EDT
Description of problem:
1. For sgdisk, -t, --typecode=partnum:{hexcode|GUID}, it can accept hexcode as input
   For guestfish, we'd better update the helpout of part-set-gpt-type according to sgdisk, tells that hexcode is valid, command does not return error.

2. If gives a non-guid format value, sgdisk will give a default guid, like:
# sgdisk /dev/sdb -t 1:f
Exact type match not found for type code 000F; assigning type code for
'Linux filesystem'

For part-set-gpt-type, if gives a non-guid format value for gpt, the default value is returned, it's equal to mbr's guid (0FC63DAF-8483-4772-8E79-3D69D8477DE4).
it does not match gpt, we also need update helpout for this

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. check for mbr
><fs> part-disk /dev/sda mbr
><fs> part-get-gpt-type /dev/sda 1

2. check for gpt
><fs> part-disk /dev/sda gpt
><fs> part-get-gpt-type /dev/sda 1

3. set an invalid guid for gpt
><fs> part-set-gpt-type /dev/sda 1 f
><fs> part-get-gpt-type /dev/sda 1

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Expect result:

Additional info:
Comment 1 Richard W.M. Jones 2013-09-26 06:07:52 EDT
Reassigning to Matt who wrote the code and uses the API.


Matt: Should we check if the guid parameter is invalid
and bail out?
Comment 2 Matthew Booth 2013-10-03 09:48:42 EDT
I'd say yes. That way we're less likely to be affected by changes in the behaviour of gdisk.
Comment 4 Richard W.M. Jones 2014-02-11 07:32:22 EST
Koji build underway:
Comment 6 bfan 2014-02-11 22:21:49 EST
Verified with libguestfs-1.22.6-20.el7.x86_64

Check valid GUID value
><fs> part-get-gpt-type /dev/sda 1

Check invalid GUID value
><fs> part-set-gpt-type /dev/sda 1 f
libguestfs: error: part_set_gpt_type: guid: parameter is not a valid GUID

It gives a clear error message, so bug is fixed.
Comment 7 Ludek Smid 2014-06-13 07:18:10 EDT
This request was resolved in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0.

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