Comment 0 for bug 1908264

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Heitor Alves de Siqueira (halves) wrote : Disable Atari partition support for linux-aws

Atari partition tables have very broad specifications, and can spontaneously
show up on uncleared disks with "garbage" data. There have been reports of
misinterpreted AHDI partition tables before (see [0] and [1]), usually as an
unintended side-effect of using non-zeroed disks. Users of this specific
partition scheme are unlikely to be on AWS instances, so we should disable them.

[0] https://lore.<email address hidden>/

[Test Case]
Ensure that CONFIG_ATARI_PARTITION is not set in /boot/config-$(uname -r)


[Regression Potential]
There could be unexpected dependencies on Atari partitions that are impacted by
this change. Considering Atari hardware hasn't been produced in a long time, and
are unlikely to be used in AWS instances, the regression potential should be
very low.