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Re: fdisk implementation

From: Jost Tobias Springenberg <jspringe@xxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 12:43:18 +0200

On Wed, 9 Jul 2008 10:27:49 -0700
"Freddie Cash" <fjwcash@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 10:35 AM, Matthew Dillon
> <dillon@apollo.backplane.com> wrote:
> > :just a quick sidenote... while I decided to finally play around with hammer
> > :I had to fiddle around with dragonfly's fdisk implementation and I think it is a mess!
> > :The menu driven mode is horrible, and absolutely not self explaining.
> > :We should definitely adapt the OpenBSD or newer FreeBSD version.
> > :Is there any reason there could occur bigger problems with this ?
> > :Otherwise I'm actually willing to try to port it over during my semester break,
> > :because I really believe it is necessary to do this.
> > :If there is any special super mode I missed about the fdisk we are using right now just let me know!
> > :Regards,
> > :Tobias
> > :
> > :--
> > :Jost Tobias Springenberg <jspringe@uos.de>
> >
> >    We could probably use a new fdisk, I think this would be a good
> >    project.
> You may want to have a look at
> http://www.freshports.org/sysutils/sfdisk/  This is the fdisk tool
> used in sysinstall, and has a decent interface.  It's similar to
> cfdisk from the Linux-world (but nicer to use IMO).
> -- 
> Freddie Cash
> fjwcash@gmail.com

Ok I guess I will take a look at it tonight and also search for alternatives.
I'll have 2 weeks of time during the next 2 months so it should be possible to finish this.
Question to the sfdisk, I am not an expert regarding FreeBSD code,
but doesn't sfdisk depend on some internal FreeBSD disk abstractions ??

Jost Tobias Springenberg <jspringe@uos.de>

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