Bug#497110: boot loader installation failed when dmraid=true
Frans Pop wrote:
> On Saturday 06 September 2008, Otavio Salvador wrote:
>> Frans Pop <email@example.com> writes:
>>> On Friday 05 September 2008, Otavio Salvador wrote:
>>>> It is indeed a change on libparted side however this is doing right
>>>> using the p here. Would be too hard to change partman-dmraid to use
>>> The problem is not really partman-dmraid. The problem is that dmraid
>>> itself also does NOT use or expect the "p" and will for example
>>> recreate the dm devices without "p" on a reboot (AFAIK, IIRC, IIUC).
>> I've done a look on dmraid and it looks simple to change. The attached
>> patch should do that.
> Oh, wow! Yes!
> Let's make a change that's really dmraid upstream's business in Debian
> only. Let's do it at this stage of the release cycle, *and* let's do it
> without giving *any* thought to issues it might cause for existing dmraid
> users who upgrade from Etch to Lenny.
> Not to mention that this would require also updating partman-dmraid,
> grub-installer and maybe hw-detect.
> Sounds like an excellent plan Otavio, really.
> The fact is that parted changed, and apparently did so without any
> coordination with dmraid developers (and I also wonder about other
> devicemapper usages).
> Even if it's theoretically an improvement, such uncoordinated changes are
> called "regressions" as they tend to break existing software/systems.
Frans: this sounds like you have a way better plan, so please speak up!