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Re: UUID-based boot (Re: [PATCH] Environment block support for grub2)

From: Bean
Subject: Re: UUID-based boot (Re: [PATCH] Environment block support for grub2)
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2008 12:33:47 +0800

On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 6:03 AM, Robert Millan <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 07, 2008 at 01:22:23AM +0800, Bean wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 12:43 AM, Robert Millan <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > Sorry for the delay; it was quite a bit of work as I got hit by a number of
>> > bugs here and there :-)
>> >
>> > Considering that the problem was quite similar to the "boot from LVM" issue
>> > we already knew about, I thought it'd be a good idea to start with that.
>> >
>> > Although not directly related, the patch at in "boot from LVM / RAID" mail 
>> > I
>> > just sent would allow to easily boot via UUID as well.
>> >
>> > If we add a UUID-based disk driver (see "disk/fs_uuid.c" mail), then it's 
>> > just
>> > a matter of increasing the grub_prefix size so that an UUID can fit in it, 
>> > and
>> > adjusting the install scripts to do it.
>> >
>> > Here's a sample (untested) patch to illustrate it.
>> I take a quick look at your patch, the method should work, but i
>> remember okuji oppose embedding device name in prefix, don't know how
>> he look at it now.
> Do you remember why?  (or where it was discussed)
> Anyway, CCing him.  Okuji, please say something! :-)


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