Marcel Moolenaar wrote:
> On Apr 21, 2007, at 12:53 AM, Scott Long wrote:
>> And as much as it pains me to say it, DES is right here ;-) geom_gpt
>> needs to implement the appropriate verbs to allow apps to instruct the
>> gpt instance to modify itself, instead of forcing apps to blindly
>> overwrite it.
> Those verbs exist. There's no poor design There's only a long time
> to get from A to B.
In particular, what is missing?
Users will need at least the possibility to add and remove partitions
while the system is running and some partitions are mounted. Looking at
the source tree, it seems that the userland utility is missing? (There's
gpt(8) but it's for the old geom_gpt, right?)
Subquestion: geom_gpt names partitions "xxxp0", "xxxp1", etc. so what
happens if one of them is deleted? Will the numbers shift on next boot?
I think I'l also include out of the box geom_label support :)
Alternative is to use GUIDs, like some Linuxes do, so we have entries