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Re: [opensuse-project] grub-0.97 patch errors
  • From: "Peng tao" <bergwolf@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 21:58:46 +0800
  • Message-id: <6149e97b0804220658r1c8eef88te20ed39aa42f02b6@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 4/21/08, Christoph Thiel <cthiel@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi there,

On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 08:49:31PM +0800, Bergwolf wrote:
I'm a student currently proposing for an opensuse gsoc project
This project aims at enabling ext4 file system as grub legacy boot
partition for opensuse and others.

I downloaded the grub source package from

Please pull in the latests sources from:

unrpm the complete archive and check out the grub.spec (rpm specfile).

After decompressing it, I found eventually several patches for old
grub-0.93, and grub-0.95 etc.

Surprisingly, even some grub-0.97 patches don't work well, such as

$cat disk-by-ID
diff -Burbp grub-0.97.orig/lib/device.c grub-0.97/lib/device.c
--- grub-0.97.orig/lib/device.c 2007-03-16 14:15:52.000000000 +0100
+++ grub-0.97/lib/device.c 2007-03-16 17:19:59.000000000 +0100
@@ -869,7 +869,11 @@ write_to_partition (char **map, int driv

len = strlen(dev);
pnum = ((partition >> 16) & 0xFF);
- if (isdigit(dev[len-1]))
+ if (strncmp (dev, "/dev/disk/by-id/", 16) == 0)
+ {
+ sprintf (dev + len, "-part%d", pnum + 1);
+ }
+ else if (isdigit(dev[len-1]))
/* It is obviously some RAID disk: "/dev/<dsk>/c0d0" . "p1" */
sprintf (dev + len, "p%d", pnum + 1);

$patch -p0 < disk-by-ID
patching file grub-0.97/lib/device.c
Hunk #1 FAILED at 869.
1 out of 1 hunk FAILED -- saving rejects to file grub-0.97/lib/device.c.rej

My questions are: are these old patches applicable to grub-0.97? Does grub
running in opensuse10.3 really uses these patches, or just some of them?

I don't think so -- please check the latests grub 0.97 sources, that are
used in the upcoming openSUSE 11.0.

I know that grub legacy is no longer under development, but since I'm
working on an opensuse project, I need to consult the opensuse community
to make sure that my ext4 patch cooperates with other patches when it
comes out.

Great -- please subscribe yourself to the opensuse-factory mailinglist,
which is the main forum for development related topics.
Thanks, Christoph. I shall post my further question there:-)

Christoph Thiel, Tech. Project Management, Research & Development
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nürnberg)



Here lieth one whose name was writ on water.
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