Re: make distclean rule broken in CVS libfdisk
Chris Rutter <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Enclosed is a (hopefully uncontroversial) patch which adds support for
> some weirdo partitioning formats found on Acorn machines (which come
> under ARM). The patch is against CVS from about a week ago; I don't
> think anything relevant to the patch has changed in that time.
You're wrong there. Acorn patches have already come in from Peter
> There's actually quite a bit more coming in terms of ARM; a subarch
> system and a new bunch of kernels (just as m68k), and possibly some
> other tinkerings with the loopback driver (this may turn out to be a
> very popular method of install on ARM), but I thought I'd rather submit
> them in little bits.
Cool -- I was wondering about all that. Well, please coordinate with
Peter and other ARM workers. People working in isolation is obviously
not efficient. I hate to see all your hard work thrown away like
You do have anon/read-only access, right?
> This patch should supercede any other patch with similar functionality
> that might have appeared to date: there are, unfortunately, /many/
> partitoning formats out there, and deciphering them is complex, and
> rather than having to rewrite all the code twice (which is actually
> quite a substantial job for Acorn/ARM), this code simply interfaces
> to a small partitioning library which is being developed already.
Hmm. I understand. But you're asking me to superceed Peter's work
for yours. The thing I like about Peter's patch is that it's not as
deep as yours. However, what you're doing seems pretty clean -- I'm
ok with either approach so long as it does not destabilize other
architectures in any way.
I note in config.h you do:
+#if (__BYTE_ORDER == __LITTLE_ENDIAN)
+# define HAVE_ACORN_PARTITION 1
> If this is the wrong address to send the patch to, apologies!
Yes, you should email email@example.com in the future.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>
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