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Re: partition store type?

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: partition store type?
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 23:19:03 +0100
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On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 03:25:24PM -0500, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > 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.

Right. To the GRUB people, can you provide a blocklist for a partition and
possibly even for a file within a partition to serverboot (for the supported
> > 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.

So, here is the proposed syntax: `partition:5:device:hd2'
for first logical partition on master second controller,
`partition:5/a:file:diskimage' for the first partition on a BSD disklabel
on the first extended pc bios partition of a disk image file.

Marcus and Neal

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