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Re: Partition modules

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: Partition modules
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 10:32:10 +0100
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On Thursday 18 November 2004 04:50, Hollis Blanchard wrote:
> I do have an objection here: members like "bsd_type" don't belong in
> a generic struct, but rather in grub_partition_bsd_type. I believe
> grub_partition should be the abstraction, i.e. what defines a
> partition in the general sense. start, len, and index are obviously
> good; offset is compensating for a DOS issue, though at least it has
> (irrelevant) meaning for an Apple map... but ext_offset and these
> dos_ and bsd_ things don't belong here IMHO.

I agree with you in theory... but I guess it is a bit difficult to make 
BSD disklabel independent, because it is sometimes used alone and it is 
sometimes nested in other partition types. I hope Marco will find out a 
good solution here.


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