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Freeze in GRUB Legacy (Was: Re: reiser4 in GRUB)

From: Stefanus Du Toit
Subject: Freeze in GRUB Legacy (Was: Re: reiser4 in GRUB)
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2004 14:02:46 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040722i

On Mon, Oct 04, 2004 at 07:44:11PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> GRUB Legacy is frozen for new features.

I'm curious -- do you consider proper support for the multiboot graphics
fields a new feature? I have a patch (though I need to clean it a
little) mostly based on http://www.djm.co.za/spoon/grub/vbe.php with
some fixes of my own (such as actually parsing the multiboot header
instead of relying on a "vbematch" command in the menu) and applied to
0.95 and CVS. It would be great to have this merged into upstream.

I consider this a bug in GRUB's implementation of Multiboot. It would be
a pity if this weren't committed because of this freeze. The code is
quite orthogonal to everything else in GRUB.

I also have some fixes for the "wd" network driver (part of ns8390.c).
But those need some work first. As it stands right now GRUB won't
receive a single packet on a wd interface. I'll send this in hopefully
later this week.

Stefanus Du Toit <address@hidden>, <address@hidden>
  Computer Graphics Lab, University of Waterloo
  My e-mail may be flaky over the next little while. If you're having
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