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Re: [PATCH] register dummy drive

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] register dummy drive
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 23:12:57 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Mon, Jun 02, 2008 at 10:11:50AM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-06-02 at 15:50 +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> > There's no reason grub-probe should fail if it can't resolve drive, when we
> > just asked for -t fs, -t fs_uuid or -t partmap.
> > 
> > This patch solves the problem by spliting device/drive map[] entry 
> > registration
> > into a separate function, and using that from grub-probe.c to register a 
> > dummy
> > drive that will last during the current execution.
> Cannot hostfs be used by default for all userspace utilities?

Part of what makes grub-probe interesting is that it shares a lot of code with
the freestanding GRUB you will run later, so when it is used during
grub-install & update-grub, it is very useful to catch possible problems.  I
think hostfs would defeat that purpose.

Robert Millan

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