Eirik Nygaard eirikn at
Mon Dec 13 01:18:10 PST 2004

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 at 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.

Eirik Nygaard

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