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Re: reiser4 in GRUB

From: Vitaly Fertman
Subject: Re: reiser4 in GRUB
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 00:07:35 +0400
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On Monday 04 October 2004 22:06, Marco Gerards wrote:
> Robert Millan <address@hidden> writes:
> > tags 268482 wontfix
> > thanks
> >
> > Vitaly, Hans, everyone:
> >
> > GRUB Legacy is frozen for new features.  I found this message from Okuji
> > (the GRUB maintainer) explaining the situation wrt reiser4 support:
> >
> >   http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-grub/2004-08/msg00017.html
> >
> > If you want to integrate reiser4 support in GRUB, I suggest you focus on
> > GRUB2. Support for new features and filesystems is very needed there. 
> > Thanks!

ok, but now we have this patch and would like to know if you are going 
to include it.

> Reiserfs[34] support for GRUB 2 is quite high on my todo list.  But I am
> a bit worried about reiser4.  As far as I know it has plugins and I
> wonder if I also have to implement all plugins too and how much work
> it will be to maintain this.

all plugins are implemented in reiser4 library which is the part of 
the patch will only call a pair of library methods. 

> I hope someone can tell me what would be the amount of work is to
> implement and maintain such reiserfs 4 implementation, for example
> compared to the complexity of other filesystems.

probably even simplier as all internal stuff is implemented in the reiser4 
library itself. you can have a look at the current reiser4 support patch for 
grub for details: ftp://ftp.namesys.com/pub/reiser4progs/grub/

Vitaly Fertman

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