Subject: Re: libahdi [Re: CVS commit: basesrc]
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/08/2000 13:20:42
On Mon, 7 Feb 2000, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 07, 2000 at 03:21:49PM +0000, David Brownlee wrote:
> > 	It will probably be best to have a more generic disklabel library,
> > 	in which case you'll need to rename/remove it.

Let's start to get the name right now. How about libdisklabel, with the
individual routine names containing the partitioning format name.

> I was about to start a thread about something similar for i386.
> I have exctracted a set of common routines from fdisk/mbrlabel, for
> eventually use it in sysinst too (so that dos/ext2 partition can be
> added automatically to the default disklabel, and we can install from
> a dos or ext2 partition without too much troubles).
> For now it's in libutil, it's really small. Could be moved to a more generic
> library if one is created.

Well, moving it out of libutil will require us to bump the major number.

But the thread is good. I can add some MacOS partitioning routines too.

Take care,