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Re: [PATCH] add a counter in grub_dprintf

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] add a counter in grub_dprintf
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 16:08:36 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 04:35:07PM +0200, Javier Martín wrote:
> Why not modify the build system to create _two_ instances of kernel.img,
> one with and another without debugging? grub_mkimage would create the
> normal, smaller core.img (without dprintf) for installing and embedding;
> and store a core_dbg.img in the /boot/grub folder,

This breaks the design and forces grub-mkimage to have:

  a) knowledge about GRUB paths

  b) requirement for root perms

instead of just being an utility to generate images.  I don't think it's
a good idea.

Robert Millan

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