no need to copy data when moving swap partitions

Bug #401228 reported by Marian Sigler
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gparted (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gparted

When moving a swap partition, gparted copies all the data from the old place to the new one. This is absolutely unneccessary ;-)

Please set the priority to wishlist, if you are allowed to, thanks.

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Jan Claeys (janc) wrote :

I can see one use-case for keeping the data: if you hibernated before booting from the live-CD and expect to be able to resume after repartitioning, but I suppose supporting that is not what most people expect (and it doesn't work with current GParted anyway, so this is really a bug).

Changed in gparted:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gparted:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gparted:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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Curtis Gedak (gedakc) wrote :

The enhancements to address this bug report have been included in upstream GParted 0.7.0
which was released on October 29, 2010.

Changed in gparted:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gparted - 0.7.0-1

gparted (0.7.0-1) unstable; urgency=high

  * New upstream release
    Fix gparted crash at start with glibmm-ERROR
      Closes: 601818
      LP: #609477, #617885
    Fix crash moving more than one logical partition right
      Closes: 601817
    Skip move/copy action because linux swap contains no data
      LP: #401228
    Fix several memory leaks and valgrind errors
    Remove unnecessary null pointer checks
    Fix partitions moved or copied are 1 MiB larger
    Insert additional translator comments
    Add initial support for btrfs
 -- Michael Bienia <email address hidden> Thu, 04 Nov 2010 00:16:34 +0000

Changed in gparted (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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