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Bug#476184: For the grub maintainers II

Am Montag, den 07.09.2009, 13:30 +0200 schrieb Vincent Danjean:
> Gabor Gombas wrote:
> > On Sat, Sep 05, 2009 at 03:03:40PM +0200, Felix Zielcke wrote:
> > 
> >> Robert filed already after the upload of grub-legacy a RC bug so it
> >> doestn't migrate after the usual 10 days to testing.
> >>
> >> Note that we only Suggests: os-prober and not Recommend: it like Ubuntu
> >> does because of 491872
> >> So if anyone want to help that we Recommend it again, then help the
> >> os-prober maintainers to fix that bug.
> > 
> > I don't know the specifics, but wouldn't it be possible for os-prober to
> > create its own private mount name space (see clone(2), CLONE_NEWNS),
> > and do the probing inside that name space? That way the desktop
> > environments would not be able to intercept it.
> Please, take care with auto mounting of most partitions:
> some of my serveur are Xen or kvm host. And some of their partitions
> (mostly LVs) are used by running guest. These partitions MUST NOT be
> mounted on the host. I even change /etc/lvm/lvm.conf so that PV
> for guests are not detected (and activated) on the host.

There's already a report open on os-prober to make it really read-only
IIRC Colin Watson already thought in an Ubuntu bug report about
implementing a blacklist for os-prober.

Felix Zielcke
Proud Debian Maintainer

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