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Re: [parted-devel] HFS and FAT FS-resizing returning soon (but to a sepa

From: Brian C. Lane
Subject: Re: [parted-devel] HFS and FAT FS-resizing returning soon (but to a separate library)
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 17:24:42 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 04:42:09PM +0100, Jim Meyering wrote:
> Phillip Susi wrote:
> > On 12/19/2011 9:56 AM, Jim Meyering wrote:
> >> Sorry, but no.  I expect to provide the absolute minimum library
> >> interface required to resize only FAT and HFS file systems.
> >
> > Why?  I understand wanting to get rid of the code to do the low level
> > manipulation, but if the utility is going to have the resize command,
> > why not let it work on ext4, when all you have to do is shell out to
> > the appropriate utility to handle it?  That seems even less intrusive
> > than calling on a separate library to resize fat.
> See below.
> > Or do you mean to say that the fat resize code is going to its own
> > library, and parted will not be using that library?
> Right.
> libparted will not include FS-manipulation code and
> parted, the command-line tool, will not perform FS manipulation.

Whew! Had me scared there for a minute :)

> This new library will be usable by external applications
> to resize HFS and FAT partitions.

That's the right way to do things. resizing operations should remain
separate apps.

Brian C. Lane | Anaconda Team | IRC: bcl #anaconda | Port Orchard, WA (PST8PDT)

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