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Re: [PATCH] nested partitions

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] nested partitions
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:06:57 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 03:00:52PM +0200, Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko wrote:
> Rediff and few fixes

Please note that after what we discussed on IRC, we need to find a solution
that wouldn't make boot time increase linearly with the number of filesystems
or partmaps GRUB supports.

I really think supporting every sort of combination is too extreme.  For
example who would want an msdos/msdos chain?  OpenSolaris creates one, but
it's a false positive.

The overall idea *is* nice.  Some combinations (e.g. msdos/bsd) are cleaner
this way, but supporting everything doesn't scale well.

Perhaps we can explicitly list which combinations make sense?  So when an
msdos label is found, its partitions are probed for bsd labels too, but not
for msdos labels again, etc.

Robert Millan

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