On Sunday 03 February 2008, Otavio Salvador wrote: > >> - e2fsprogs inode size change > >> > >> Lastest release changed the default inode size to 256 > >> bytes. This is not yet on lenny but is already available on sid and > >> will hit lenny in few days. > >> > >> 1. http://e2fsprogs.sourceforge.net/e2fsprogs-release.html#1.40.5 > >> > >> Currently, there's a know problem with GRUB and the safest > >> solution is to change the current inode size back to 128 bytes using > >> -I option of mke2fs for Beta1 release and then work on GRUB or GRUB2 > >> to support it for lenny Beta2 release with 256 bytes again. > >> > >> 2. http://bugs.debian.org/463236 > > > > What about the option to just apply the recent patch from Stefan > > Lippers-Hollmann to grub and go with that? I very much disliked the > > reaction from Robert basically saying that the patch would not even be > > considered because grub was dead. > > AFAIK, grub is still very much the major bootloader for x86 and issues > > such as this definitely should be resolved. > > Yes, Robert will handle it for us. Great. BTW. I guess this change is also going to break stable installs if we use the Lenny installer for Etch+1/2... I guess we'll have to hack things so that for Etch installs partitions will be created with a 128 byte inode size. I'll see what I can do about that.
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