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Re: cannot boot subhurd

From: Da Zheng
Subject: Re: cannot boot subhurd
Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2010 00:52:51 +0800
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On 10-1-3 下午11:48, Thomas Schwinge wrote:
> Yes: <http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/open_issues/blkrrpart_ioctl.html>
> Of course, this problem will go away / shift from the kernel into
> user-space processes as soon as we have disk I/O completely handled in
> user space.
> Which, by the way, should theoretically already be possible (mostly -- at
> least for handling partitions), as Neal (I think) has added a GNU parted
> backend to libstore, years ago.  That's what I think, at least.  :-) More
> verbosely: you can use storeio (libstore) to access disk partitions on a
> Mach hd* device, instead of using storeio (libstore) directly on the
> Mach-provided hd*s* partitions.  I don't know whether / how that libstore
> backend works, etc.  Someone could explore and document that.  We will
> need it as soon as we switch from the Mach disk device handling to
> something more modern (DDE).
> Next topic: DDE.  Zheng, I'll work on your Makefile issues *now*.  Really
> *now*.  Finally.  Sorry for the delay.
Very luckily, I have modified Makefile in DDE and it seems it can be compiled
now though I'm not sure if the compiled code can work in Hurd. I have pushed it
to flubber. Please check if I did the right thing.

Zheng Da

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