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Re: FS: write ability

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: FS: write ability
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 11:58:11 +0100
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"Oleg Strikov" <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm going to code new grub2 mechanism to provide not only read, but write
> ability to grub loader. First of all i need such feature for ext2/3 FS, but
> i think it'll be great to enlarge it to all supported FS.
> If anybody can help with some code or recommend interesting approach - feel
> free to tell me

Please understand that this cannot be included in GRUB 2, at least as
far as I am concerned.  Although it is very nice to work on write
support, it goes beyond the goal of a bootloader.  If it is included
in GRUB, it means we have to maintain it.  We already have a lack of
time to maintain the current code base.

Besides that, there is little added value.  While write support is
*very* complex, can damage filesystems when there is a bug, etc.  It's
also a lot of work, even for a single filesystem.

Why do you need write support?  Perhaps there is another solution to
the problem you are trying to fix?


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