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Re: GRUB shell consistency with Filesystem

From: erich
Subject: Re: GRUB shell consistency with Filesystem
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2001 11:47:31 -0800

address@hidden wrote:

> Related to this, I think we should remove the "--stage2" feature from
> the GRUB shell.  Some filesystems (none that GRUB supports currently,
> but ReiserFS is considering it for v4) can allocate new blocks upon
> writes, so using the filesystem code to write to the disk could
> invalidate the blockmap made of the stage2.

OK, not remove the "--stage2" option, but don't make it perform

It's still very convenient for various sanity checks I've been
experimenting with (the main one right now is to stat the file and
to check that the size the OS-level filesystem code returns is the
same as GRUB thinks), as well as the FIBMAP feature in Linux, to have
the normal filename in the GRUB shell.

    Erich Stefan Boleyn     <address@hidden>     http://www.uruk.org/
"Reality is truly stranger than fiction; Probably why fiction is so popular"

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