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Re: [PATCH] Don't create grubenv on ZFS

From: Richard Laager
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Don't create grubenv on ZFS
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 04:07:37 -0600

On Fri, 2012-02-03 at 11:05 +0100, Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
> On 02.02.2012 12:16, Richard Laager wrote:
> > GRUB can't write to ZFS.  Creating a grubenv file leads to a misleading
> > "sparse file not allowed" error on boot.  The attached patch for
> > grub-install skips the creation of a grubenv file on ZFS.
> This isn't specific to ZFS. BtrFS, squash4, all variants of cpio, tar 
> and romfs are affected by the same problem. Could you expand your patch 
> to handle those?

I suspect that handling them by name is not the best way to do this. How
can I tell if a filesystem doesn't support writing?


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