Re: Bug#239111: Not fixed when I tested it
tags 239111 help
On Sun, Aug 15, 2004 at 11:51:16AM -0300, Joey Hess wrote:
> Robert Millan wrote:
> > The grub shell needs to write to /dev/hda for grabbing stage files into the
> > boot sector (see lib/device.c in grub source code).
> But that write doesn't go through xfs surely. Is there any filesystem
> writing involved?
AFAIK (i.e. as far as my understanding of GRUB dessign goes), there's no
filesystem write involved in that. There are userspace filesystem _reads_
and userspace raw _writes_, but that's all.
For what GRUB is concerned, I don't think there's any kernel filesystem
access involved either, but if such happens for other reasons it might fuck
the userspace filesystem reads done by GRUB, which is probably the source
of the problem.
This is going beyond me now. I'm tagging the bug as "help". Probably worthy
for an XFS guru, but not for me :(
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