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Re: partition store type?

From: Roland McGrath
Subject: Re: partition store type?
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 15:25:24 -0500 (EST)

> One idea was to get GRUB to pass the blocklist to the root fs (and use the
> remap store type in servers.boot).

I think I've suggested this before.  This is what you can do now to use a
filesystem sitting inside a file on another filesystem.

> Another idea is to link all bootstrapping filesystems with a libpartition
> and let them use that to get the file list; this would still require a
> naming scheme for partitions.


> But then it occured to us that we can just use this naming scheme for
> another store type, `partition', and link libstore to the libpartition.
> Like this:
> settrans /mnt /hurd/ext2fs partition:hd2/5
> would allow the partfs translator to provide a tree of storeio translated
> nodes like usermux does:

Hmm, this might be a good idea.  That syntax is not quite right.
It should be a layered store type like the others (remap et al),
rather than strangely related to the device store type.

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