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Re: [opensuse] Re: grub no longer being maintained? so Suse drops support for XFS boot?
  • From: Linda Walsh <suse@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 22:24:33 -0700
  • Message-id: <4A348991.8050109@xxxxxxxxx>
Dean Hilkewich wrote:
You do realize your proposal to default to lilo if xfs is used totally
hoses users of dmraid right?
Um...AFAIK, raid was in use long before grub was around.
I would think it would be workable with lilo,

BUT, what you are asking is not relevant. If xfs isn't supported
with grub, then you can't use xfs with dmraid when booting from
grub. So your point is irrelevant, though your tone, in
"presuming" that I am knowingly hosing some group of people does
sound a bit 'aggressive'...

Perhaps you should be more concerned that, if you are using
xfs on top of dmraid with grub, eithe, you are already operating in
an unsupported config because of a predisposition to grub hosing your
xfs system,
xfs on top of dmraid doesn't cause the same conflicts with grub that
has had SuSE drop support for single partition XFS installations
or XFS boot partitions.

If grub doesn't stomp on dmraid with XFS on top of it, then, you realize
the obvious solution would be to not move to lilo as a 'workaround' as
the problem wouldn't exist in that situation.
However, if the problem does are already operating in
an unsupported configuration. There's no guarantee that it will
continue working (which is usually what is meant by 'unsupported').
Perhaps you should express your concerns over the drop of XFS support
due to grub's overwriting disk data, and hope your system doesn't
become corrupt before the issue is fixed?

With appropriately felt, deep concern, Linda

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