[Mono-bugs] [Bug 75943][Maj] Changed - UnixDriveInfo broken

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Thu Sep 1 07:51:48 EDT 2005

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Changed by jonpryor at vt.edu.


--- shadow/75943	2005-08-31 09:06:16.000000000 -0400
+++ shadow/75943.tmp.11210	2005-09-01 07:51:48.000000000 -0400
@@ -1,13 +1,13 @@
 Bug#: 75943
 Product: Mono: Class Libraries
 Version: 1.1
 OS: other
 OS Details: Fedora Core 3
-Status: NEW   
+Status: RESOLVED   
+Resolution: NOTABUG
 Severity: Unknown
 Priority: Major
 Component: Mono.POSIX
 AssignedTo: mono-bugs at ximian.com                            
 ReportedBy: zulu99 at gmx.net               
 QAContact: mono-bugs at ximian.com
@@ -29,6 +29,26 @@
 Steps to reproduce the problem:
 Mono.Unix.UnixDriveInfo di = new Mono.Unix.UnixDriveInfo(@"/media/cdrom");
+------- Additional Comments From jonpryor at vt.edu  2005-09-01 07:51 -------
+For some reason my comments weren't saved.  :-(
+UnixDriveInfo is a simple portable wrapper over MOno.Unix.Statvfs and
+MOno.Unix.Fstab (as returned by getfsfile(3) and statvfs(2)), and
+neither of these POSIX APIs return the information you're requesting
+(so any C app using these APIs would have the same "bug").
+The information you're after is OS-specific (for Linux 2.6 I imagine
+the information is under /sys but I don't know where), and is
+inherently non-portable.  Writing such a portability layer may be
+useful, but such a layer *already* *exists*: HAL, the Gnome Hardware
+Abstraction Layer, which is used by Gnome Volume Manager and other
+applications.  However, I am not interested in adding a HAL dependency
+to Mono.Posix.dll.
+HAL has a C# wrapper, hal-sharp, at
+http://mono.myrealbox.com/source/trunk/hal-sharp, though I don't know
+how stable it is.

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