Sun Sep 13 15:02:39 GMT 2020
On 2020-09-13 01:39, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty via Cygwin-apps wrote:
> On 13/09/2020 07:13, Achim Gratz wrote:
>> Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty via Cygwin-apps writes:
>>> Hmm, who decides (and how) what counts as a Linux distro?
>> Something that is capable of and has actually done a license review.
> Seems fair.
>>> Either way, could anyone provide some insight as to whether bundling the
>>> Cygwin DLL would allow Cygwin programs to access the virtual /dev and
>>> /cygdrive paths? I have this all ready to be released for Windows, so
>>> one way or another I'll need to make a bundle anyway for convenience.
>> Yes, all the virtual fs are provided through the Cygwin DLL.
> Excellent, thank you :)
>>> It'd be great if it could make it into the official repos but I first
>>> submitted this ITP around a month ago so I don't have high hopes as of
>>> this point.
>> You still haven't explained what it would be useful for. This
>> bare-metal stuff isn't something I'd usually consider doing from within
>> a userland compatibility layer running on Windows.
> My apologies - I thought I had but that must be a false memory. This
> module is a device information collector, and in Cygwin's case it makes
> it easy for users of DDRescue-GUI to find the link between the Windows
> drive letters and Cygwin paths. It also provides other information such
> as make and model, but this is limited on Cygwin because some of the
> more low-level device management utilities don't exist, probably due to
> bits of missing API as explained to me by Corrina (at least I think it
> was her). It behaves very similarly on macOS and Linux, except it just
> needs to inform the user of device details instead of also relating to
> drive letters/Windows names.
> This is basically just a dependency for DDRescue-GUI (a GUI I wrote for
> GNU ddrescue), and I had interest on getting this running easily on
> Windows, so I thought Cygwin would be the way to go for better
> compatibility. You can find DDRescue-GUI here:
> and the user guide is available from the nav bar if you want more
> information about it.
> Does that answer your question - hopefully I didn't miss the point.
Package smartmontools has access to some low level disk I/O features when run
elevated under an admin account.
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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