[klibc] klibc and what's the next step?

Olaf Hering olh at suse.de
Tue Jul 11 11:10:55 PDT 2006

 On Tue, Jul 11, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> Olaf Hering wrote:
> >But for the partition discovery (the ROOT_DEV users) its likely less than
> >100 lines of code. And after all, root= exists. Probably not a big loss if
> >that code just disappears.
> Partition discovery is not "the ROOT_DEV users".  It's the mapping of 
> certain chunks of disk to partitions.

Now I'm confused.
Is the kernel partition code supposed to go at some point?
Some people suggested that, but Linus was not convinced.

If you mean just 'interpreting the partition table', thats not hard
either. I just poked at such code in yaboot a few weeks ago.

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