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Re: grub-probe seems to be having problems

From: Lennart Sorensen
Subject: Re: grub-probe seems to be having problems
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 14:01:02 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Thu, Mar 08, 2012 at 06:46:42PM +0100, Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko 
> Yes, I've just fixed one. grub-fstest works on big-endian now.
> Couldn't test grub-probe since the Ubuntu on my PPC test machine is
> outdated.

I can certainly give it a try if it is in bzr now.

> GRUB always assumes that RAID metadata is in little-endian. We don't
> have any "native-endian parsers" since we assume that grub-probe
> results are valid for GRUB runtime as well even if they run on
> different endianness. If we need any support for structures which
> can be either le or be we compile code twice, once for le, once for
> be (look at e.g. cpio code). I couldn't test the images created on
> big-endian platform due to ancient distro.

Fair enough.

Len Sorensen

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