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Re: libdisk

From: "Devon H. O'Dell" <dodell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 10:36:53 +0100

Eirik Nygaard wrote:
On Mon, Dec 13, 2004 at 10:06:12AM +0100, Devon H. O'Dell wrote:

Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai wrote:

-On [20041213 08:12], Robert Garrett (rg70@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:

The recent removal of sysinstall, reminded me of a discussion that basically stated the only consumer of libdisk was sysinstall.
I am doing a makworld now with libdisk disabled, and if everything is
clean will remove it, provided there are no objections.

There is some work going on with a libdisk new/next generation, not sure if
that updates this code or if it is a completely new work.

This was Eirik's work and it was completely new work. We were going to use it for the installer, but it wasn't necessary (the livecd platform had all the necessary disk tools), so its development has been stalled. I personally wouldn't mind seeing it be developed further; it'd be nice to have serious partitioning software. I'd help but I don't know anything about harddrive geometry, partitions, filesystems, and how they work together.

Neither did I when I started the work on the disk library, wasn't that complicated when I started to understand it. :)

There are some flaws in the API which needs to be sorted out, school has taken a
lot more time than I thought the last months, but one more week and my holliday
is over me. I will look over the code again and try to get it updated and
rewritten to be workable when working with it.

If someone wants to give me a crash course, I'll see what I can do, but I fear I'll cause a few crashes as well.

If you want to give me a hand that would be great.

Will do. I guess I'll talk to you about it on IRC then :)


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