Bug#397632: amd64 support for gpart

Matthias Andree mandree at FreeBSD.org
Thu Mar 17 21:35:22 UTC 2011


I've recently patched at least the DOS/NTFS probing stuff for amd64, see


or more specifically these two patches:



It does detect partition tables on DOS and recognizes FreeBSD "slices" 
(partitions in Linux lingo) but doesn't go all the way (meaning I 
haven't audited the whole code, particularly it may still assume "little 
endian" all over the map).

I wonder if we should either try to unify our (maintainer) forces to get 
this gpart thingy polished and portable and possibly extended for NTFS5, 
ZFS and thereabouts, or if the whole package should be ditched in favour 
of something more modern, such as 
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk (note I haven't tried it yet).

Matthias Andree
(FreeBSD ports committer)

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