On Thu, 2021-03-18 at 20:33 +0100, Paul Gevers wrote: > Control: tags -1 moreinfo > > Hi Ben, > > On Thu, 18 Mar 2021 19:51:47 +0100 Ben Hutchings > <firstname.lastname@example.org> > wrote: [...] > > > The same problem exists in the Debian buster installer and will > > > show > > > up when buster systems are upgraded to a 5.10 kernel. > > > > Since we don't have a specific upgrade program, I think the best we > > can > > do about this is to document it in the release notes. > > I guess we can only warn about the warning and say that ... what > exactly? I don't think you're suggesting we should now go figure out > what to advise to update the used /boot partition? I was thinking that we could refer to documentation for how to upgrade it in-place. Now I realise that won't help: the inodes will still be 128 bytes in size, which is not large enough to support extended timestamps. The obvious alternative would be to move the contents of /boot onto the root filesystem and stop using the separate /boot partition altogether. But this is a relatively complex process where a mistake can easily leave the system unbootable. I'm also unsure whether LUKS support in GRUB is properly integrated in Debian. So you're probably right that the release notes shouldn't tell people to do that. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings 73.46% of all statistics are made up.
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