Re: New module decisions for 3.0


On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 2:23 PM, Richard Hughes <hughsient gmail com> wrote:
> On 2 June 2010 17:37, David Zeuthen <zeuthen gmail com> wrote:
>> The udisks codebase however isn't currently set up so it's easy to
>> "port" the udisks codebase to, say, FreeBSD. But I'm planning to at
>> least make that easier, I'm already busy porting it to use GDBus and a
>> big part of that work is cleaning up the separation between the core
>> service and kernel-OS-specific code.
> The time between me adding the required separation and Makefile glue
> and the FreeBSD UPower backend getting merged was a matter of weeks. I
> think it's a classic case of taking the time for the first step and
> then asking people to fill in the blanks.

While there's some truth to that, storage is generally much than
system-wide power management - for example, non-Linux udisks backends
will have to supply filesystem and partition table routines
themselves. And getting it wrong can lead to nasty data corruption
disasters etc etc.


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