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Re: OF device names and util/biosdisk.c

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: OF device names and util/biosdisk.c
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 22:49:32 -0500

On Thu, 2008-01-31 at 22:57 +0100, Jordi Mallach wrote:
> address@hidden:~$ sudo grub-mkdevicemap --device-map=/dev/stdout
> (hd)  /dev/hda
> However, grub-probe totally doesn't like the lack of drive number:
> address@hidden:~$ sudo grub-probe /boot/grub 
> grub-probe: error: /boot/grub/ Bad device name
> If I edit my and add a drive number, say hd0:
> address@hidden:~$ sudo grub-probe /boot/grub
> hfs

Yes, I've seen this problem.

> util/biosdisk.c assumes:
>       if (drive < 0 || drive >= (int) (sizeof (map) / sizeof (map[0])))
>         show_error ("Bad device name");
> Can this be ifndef GRUB_MACHINE_PCBIOS'd?

No.  This would lead to using a wrong index in the map table.  I think
the code should be changed so that the map uses consecutive numbers for
the entries in and stores the actual names.

The BIOS numbers for the disks should not be needed in cross-platform
utilities.  If they are, the code should be fixed.

Pavel Roskin

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