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Re: [Libguestfs] [PATCH libnbd 0/2] Two patches to make libnbd work on FreeBSD.

On Thu, Jul 04, 2019 at 10:25:03AM +0200, Martin Kletzander wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 04, 2019 at 09:14:13AM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> >On Thu, Jul 04, 2019 at 09:45:26AM +0200, Martin Kletzander wrote:
> >>On Wed, Jul 03, 2019 at 05:17:42PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> >>>Two simple patches which make libnbd compile on FreeBSD.
> >>>
> >>>Are we OK to copy common/include/byte-swapping.h from nbdkit?  There
> >>>is no license issue that I know of.  Should we put it in lib/ or
> >>>create a common/ directory?  The header file is actually also needed
> >>>by the tests (follow up patch for that) so putting it in common/ might
> >>>make more sense.
> >>>
> >>>Some notes if you want to compile on FreeBSD:
> >>>
> >>>- OCaml is too old to run the generator, so you can't easily build
> >>>  from git.  Tarball builds should work, or you can copy the
> >>>  generated files across from a Linux machine.
> >>>
> >>
> >>Are you sure?  I checked repology.org and it says the FreeBSD Ports have 4.05.0,
> >>which I managed to make work by a simple patch some time ago.  I'm setting up a
> >>FreeBSD machine to try it out.
> >
> >Probably because I'm not running the latest FreeBSD.  I think I was
> >using 11.2.
> >
> The Ports should be the same across releases.  But maybe it was not updated?
> Anyway, I tried finding that in freebsd-11.1 (because that is the one available
> from virt-builder) and we found two issues:
> - The template suggests there is /dev/sda5, which it definitely looks like it
>   from virt-rescue, but all following operations (parted, sgdisk, etc.) fail
>   because the GPT is invalid, so they load the MBR which only has /dev/sda1
>   (the MRB extended partition on which /dev/sda5 and /dev/sda6 live), but they
>   do not see any other partitions and fail.  I thought I could fix it locally
>   by recreating the table based on what the kernel found (no idea how, but it
>   knows about /dev/sda5 and /dev/sda6).  The partition types were unknown to
>   me, but I somehow managed to make it so that it does not report invalid GPT.
> - The second issue is that the libguestfs-appliance-1.40.1 which I am using
>   (prebuilt upstream) does not have a kernel module for UFS, so it cannot even
>   inspect the filesystem.
> Pino told me to report both of these to you, hence the above.  If you want me to
> write them down in a bug report somewhere, let me know.

I think the FreeBSD template needs some work, but no time to do that


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