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variable hooks & global variables

From: Robert Millan
Subject: variable hooks & global variables
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 16:03:11 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

When you set a variable hook (grub_register_variable_hook), this hook isn't
preserved after someone (e.g. configfile command) opens a new context
(grub_env_context_open), unless the variable has been set as global

Is this what we want?

The only current user of variable hooks is "root" variable, and that hook
contains a sanity check that seems to be more suitable for global scope.

The color-related variables for which I wanted to add hooks would also
like to keep their hooks across contexts.

One option is to export these variables, or to modify grub_env_context_open()
to preserve hooks as well as exported variables.  I'm more inclined for the


Robert Millan

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