IBM_SERVICE partitions should be ignored

Bug #195250 reported by Aaron Bentley on 2008-02-24
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hal (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: hal

My thinkpad has an IBM_SERVICE partition containing various recovery tools. This partition is not normally mounted, and it is a pain to have it listed, particularly in the mounter applet. But Gutsy does not ignore it.
I recommend setting it to ignored in the fdi file, as done with Apple bootstrap and HP HP_RECOVERY partitions.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) on 2008-03-03
Changed in hal:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in hal:
status: New → Confirmed
Stéphane Loeuillet (leroutier) wrote :

Looking at .fdi files, this should already be ignored :

leroutier@portable-sloeuillet:~$ grep -rni HP_RECOVERY /etc/hal/fdi/ /usr/share/hal/fdi/
/usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/20-storage-methods.fdi:114: <match key="volume.label" string="HP_RECOVERY">

leroutier@portable-sloeuillet:~$ grep -rni IBM_SERVICE /etc/hal/fdi/ /usr/share/hal/fdi
/usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/20-storage-methods.fdi:102: <match key="volume.label" string="IBM_SERVICE">

Well, at least if it is "vfat" formated.
Could you tell us which file system is on it ? NTFS ?

I'm using :
hal 0.5.10+git20080301-1ubuntu2
hal-info 20080215-1ubuntu2
from Hardy

Which versions do you have ? (dpkg -l | grep hal)

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Stéphane Loeuillet wrote:
> Looking at .fdi files, this should already be ignored :
>
> leroutier@portable-sloeuillet:~$ grep -rni HP_RECOVERY /etc/hal/fdi/ /usr/share/hal/fdi/
> /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/20-storage-methods.fdi:114: <match key="volume.label" string="HP_RECOVERY">
>
> leroutier@portable-sloeuillet:~$ grep -rni IBM_SERVICE /etc/hal/fdi/ /usr/share/hal/fdi
> /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/20-storage-methods.fdi:102: <match key="volume.label" string="IBM_SERVICE">

I'm using Gutsy and mine don't match yours:

grep -rni IBM_SERVICE /etc/hal/fdi/ /usr/share/hal/fdi
/usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/20thirdparty/20-storage-methods.fdi:5:
<match key="volume.label" string="IBM_SERVICE">

I entered that one myself, with James Henstridge's help.

> Well, at least if it is "vfat" formated.
> Could you tell us which file system is on it ? NTFS ?

vfat.

> Which versions do you have ? (dpkg -l | grep hal)

ii hal 0.5.9.1-6ubuntu5
               Hardware Abstraction Layer
ii hal-info 20070618-1ubuntu3
               Hardware Abstraction Layer - fdi files

Aaron
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Stéphane Loeuillet (leroutier) wrote :

Ok, so the problem has been fixed in newer versions of the package only available in Hardy, right ?

AFAIK, this fix is present in upstream releases. (in 0.5.10.*, not in 0.5.9.*)

Do you want some kind of back-port of rules ?

Date: Sat Jan 21 22:08:22 2006 +0000
    Add HP_RECOVERY to list of volumes to ignore

Date: Sat Jul 21 22:27:25 2007 +0100
    add another dell recovery partition

Date: Sat Jul 21 10:43:15 2007 +0100
    add recovery partitions by other vendors

    After my recent blog post, I've got a long list of vendors
    recovery partitions. Add to the existing HP entry and add
    the other vendors. Trivial addition.

Aaron Bentley (abentley) wrote :

Well, I'm on Hardy now, so a backport wouldn't help me

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

This is fixed in Hardy to Jaunty.

Changed in hal (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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