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Re: reiser4 in GRUB

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: reiser4 in GRUB
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2004 21:22:38 +0000
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Vitaly Fertman <address@hidden> writes:

>> Reiserfs[34] support for GRUB 2 is quite high on my todo list.  But I am
>> a bit worried about reiser4.  As far as I know it has plugins and I
>> wonder if I also have to implement all plugins too and how much work
>> it will be to maintain this.
> all plugins are implemented in reiser4 library which is the part of 
> reiser4progs.
> the patch will only call a pair of library methods. 
>> I hope someone can tell me what would be the amount of work is to
>> implement and maintain such reiserfs 4 implementation, for example
>> compared to the complexity of other filesystems.
> probably even simplier as all internal stuff is implemented in the reiser4 
> library itself. you can have a look at the current reiser4 support patch for 
> grub for details:

My first concern about this is that this library is way to big for
GRUB 2.  The issues for GRUB 2 are different from those of GRUB

Second the library does have stuff like memory management, etc IIRC.
What I remember of it, it is pretty bloated.  Or am I mistaken about

Personally I do not like the idea to use an external library to add a
filesystem to GRUB 2.  I wonder what the opinion of other GRUB 2
developers is about this.

But this did not answer my question about complexity of reiserfs 4.
But I will have a look at it and see what I can do for GRUB 2.

As for GRUB Legacy, that is not up to me.


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