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Re: Bug#417407: Improve safety of os-prober by ignoring active swap and using "blockdev --setro" when available

reassign 418163 busybox

On Sat, Apr 07, 2007 at 12:23:07PM -0300, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> writes:
> > Note that despite serious attempts we have not been able to reproduce the 
> > original issue, so it is not even completely certain that a patch is 
> > required at all.
> While I do agree that we're not yet sure that this patch is _required_
> I do support its inclusion since it would make the os-prober _really_ a
> readonly operation avoiding further possible issues.

(Recent d-i team meeting discussion indicates that this is currently
considered a bug we very much want to fix for squeeze.)

blockdev was added to busybox upstream in early September.  I think the
best path forward for this bug is to backport that applet, which should
be straightforward.  I'm working on this now, and will then review
Alex's patch.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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