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Re: partman, growlight, discoverable partitions, and fun

Hello Nick!

On 9/26/21 16:29, Nick Black wrote:
> I'd be delighted to support them -- as in, I am honestly eager
> to add ATARI support; that sounds awesome -- I just need some
> way to test the implementations, either via someone running it
> on the environment, or getting access to such a machine.

There are emulators available for Atari such as Aranym. And emulators
available for Amiga such as fs-uae. FWIW, parted should contain everything
needed to be able to implement your own support for these partition tables.

>> I think it makes little sense to not use libparted as it already supports
>> all common and less common partition types and reimplementing everything
>> that libparted makes little sense to me.
> parted did not have ZFS support when I embarked on this project
> (it appears to have it now). i would not be opposed to
> leveraging libparted if it presents a definite advantage;
> supporting more partition types, so long as it exposes an API i
> can easily work with, would be such an advantage.

Well, using a missing feature in the past against parted that is present
there is not such a good argument against using it, to be honest.

> i do note that libparted2 is 621K in the archive, whereas
> growlight itself is only 555K. it is of course possible that
> all that weight is desirable functionality.

I think 70k more disk space is not really a concern.

> with that said, i would *still want to test on the target
> environment*, to make sure i'm using libparted correctly there.
> so that necessity remains.

I thought you didn't depend on libparted?

> would this allay your concerns?

No, not really. I consider a partitioning tool to be too important
to be replaced by an unproven solution.


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