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Re: legacy ticket: bad blocks.

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: legacy ticket: bad blocks.
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 19:58:00 +0200

rod wrote:
> Thanks for that information.
> Please excuse me for asking one or two more questions.
> What's the thinking behind phasing out filesystem-dependent operations?
>  Perhaps the functionality is being moved to individual libraries supported
> elsewhere?  Will the ability to move and resize file systems be phased out
> of libparted as well as out of  parted? (I guessed this might also be the
> forum for libparted, but may be wrong.)

It's been discussed at length on this list and/or on parted-devel.
Here's an example, with explanation that updates README:


> I use gparted for resizing partitions; that calls libparted directly, and
> makes some use of other tools.

If you stick to using gparted, I am confident that
you will see no change in available functionality.

> Is there a roadmap/plan of how and when resizing & moving will migrate from
> libparted, and what set of routines will replace them?

There is a plan, as you'll see outlined in related discussions
on the mailing list, but there are no dates.

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