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Re: Disabling support in libparted

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Disabling support in libparted
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 20:28:25 +1000
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

On Wed, Jul 25, 2001 at 02:30:50AM -0300, Frédéric L. W. Meunier wrote:
> Hi. Is it possible to disable support in libparted for most
> fs types ? I'm using ext3 with Kernel 2.4. I have a swap
> partition, but if I don't touch it, I'd only need fs_ext2/ ?


Well, not quite.  You still probably want to be able to detect
other file systems.  (This is actually quite important, for
removing stale signatures, which can confuse all kinds of programs
- this is an advantage to using Parted for mkfs)

Anyway, the probing stuff in Parted is quite small (perhaps 2%
of the total code of, say, the FAT code).

> I think it'd be useful for rescue disks.


> Can I just modify
> the Makefile and remove them ?

Not if you want probe support.  Also, you'd need to change the registration
code libparted/libparted.c (remove ped_file_system_fat_init(), etc.)

> If it's so easy then a
> configure option would be handy. Something like
> --foo=ext2,xfs could only make fs_ext2/ and fs_xfs/ .

It'd be nice to compile everything as modules, etc.  We're likely to
use glib in future, which provides a convienient way of doing this.

(The upside, too is, you can choose in run time what you need... not
just compile time)


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