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Re: Mad idea: grub-fuse

From: Bean
Subject: Re: Mad idea: grub-fuse
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 20:44:21 +0800

On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 6:51 PM, Colin Watson<address@hidden> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 07, 2009 at 06:39:13PM +0800, Bean wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 6:18 PM, Colin Watson<address@hidden> wrote:
>> > On Mon, Sep 07, 2009 at 06:07:48PM +0800, Bean wrote:
>> >> Actually I've considered this before. My goal is to add a mini FUSE fs
>> >> interface so that it can have read/write support in grub2 !
>> >
>> > I'm actively uninterested in write support; in this case it would do
>> > much more harm than good.
>> Hi,
>> It has some usage, actually both OpenFirmware and EFI have write
>> driver, it can be used to edit boot config files. And we don't need to
>> support all fs, for example, write support for fat is quite useful
>> while don't require much effort to implement.
> In the case of os-prober, write support is unnecessary and I do not want
> it enabled. I don't mind what's done elsewhere, but for the use case of
> os-prober it absolutely must be possible to turn off write support.


Yep, when operated in os environment, write support need to be
disabled otherwise it could interfere with native driver and corrupt
the fs, but it's relatively safe to enable it in grub for simple fs
like fat.


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