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Re: Searching UUID on floppies

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: Searching UUID on floppies
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2008 12:22:38 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sun, Jun 01, 2008 at 02:19:27AM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-05-31 at 11:53 +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> > Some of our commands use --no-floppy.  Also supported in GRUB Legacy (by 
> > 'find'
> > or so, can't remember).  Perhaps it's better to use that for consistency?  
> > It
> > is the floppy scan which everyone hates; for other devices I don't think
> > people will mind if GRUB spends a few ms on them.
> Sure, --no-floppy would be consistent with the installers, but it will
> take some effort to get right.  Let's not forget CD floppy emulation, by
> the way.  You wrote that sometimes a hard drive can be reported as a
> floppy.  Perhaps we still want to search floppies as the last resort.
> Besides, I'd prefer to avoid floppy search is all "search" commands.  I
> have a custom rule to boot another distro, and it uses "search" by
> label.  I don't want to add --no-floppy to that command because it's an
> extra effort.  It's not hard for GRUB to do things nicely without having
> users edit their custom rules.
> That's why I would prefer optimized search order.  But I'm not strongly
> opposing --no-floppy as long as it's done right.

Search order has been optimized now (see the other sub-thread).  But there's
still room for improvement, of course..

Robert Millan

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