[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[bug#41855] [PATCH 1/2] hurd-boot: Create individual translators instead

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [bug#41855] [PATCH 1/2] hurd-boot: Create individual translators instead of running MAKEDEV.
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 10:03:25 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)


Jan Nieuwenhuizen <> skribis:

>> It’s counter-intuitive that hurd-boot.scm is used from GNU/Linux.
>> Should we move the shared bits in (gnu build hurd) or similar?
> Maybe...I don't know.  hurd-boot defines functions that are needed to
> create a bootable hurd -- some can be called from GNU/Linux.
> Similarly, "linux-boot" defines "make-essential-device-nodes", which
> could be called from GNU/Hurd when we cross build a linux VM.


> Well, having one weird situation is a bad argument to propagate the
> madness.
> I guess it makes sense to move utility functions like
> passive-translator-xattr, passive-translator-installed?, and translated?
> could be moved to (gnu build hurd).
> Haven't made this change yet, let me know you want; or feel free to make
> the change yourself :-)

Yeah, we can leave that for later.  :-)

> From 1e27aabb8bf32e85547517e1f0e35f789a08933d Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: "Jan (janneke) Nieuwenhuizen" <>
> Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2020 13:02:13 +0200
> Subject: [PATCH v2 1/2] hurd-boot: Create individual translators instead of
>  running MAKEDEV.
> * guix/build/utils.scm

Something’s wrong!

> * gnu/build/hurd-boot.scm (make-hurd-device-nodes): Do not create
> dev/{null,zero,full,random,urandom} mount points.
> (passive-translator-xattr?, passive-translator-installed?, translated?,
> set-hurd-device-translators): New procedures.
> (false-if-EEXIST): New macro.
> (boot-hurd-system): Use them instead of running MAKEDEV.


> +(define* (set-translator! file-name command #:optional (mode #o600))

Nitpick: there shouldn’t be a bang here (just like for ‘mkdir’, etc.).

Otherwise LGTM, thank you!


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]