Re: [Evms-devel] userspace discovery of partitions

From: Christoph Hellwig (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 14:34:38 EST

On Wed, Jan 02, 2002 at 05:57:35AM +1100, Andrew Clausen wrote:
> When partprobe/libparted are compiled with --enable-discover-only
> --disable-nls etc (see README), it comes to about 73k (35k
> compressed), not including libc or libuuid. Unfortunately, this is
> still quite large to be including in things like initramfs. Is
> it worth paying this price?

Nope - I'd much prefer aeb's small partx for the same job :)
In fact it can be cut down even more than the current version. which is
30k dynamically linked against glibc. In fact a striped down version
wouldn't need a libc so this would be about the size.

It supports dos, solaris, unixware and bsd partitions so far.


Of course it doesn't work. We've performed a software upgrade.
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