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Re: Locating a configuration file (*.cfg)

From: Andrei Borzenkov
Subject: Re: Locating a configuration file (*.cfg)
Date: Sat, 7 Nov 2015 22:54:42 +0300
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07.11.2015 21:54, Arbiel (gmx) пишет:
In Ubuntu OSs, at least those I feel comfortable with, $recordfail is
used to remember the failure of a boot process. It is set by grub.cfg
and probably reset after grub has released control to the booted OS. At
least, as it cannot be reset by the grub "boot" command, which does not
know anything about it, it has to be released somewhere down the control
chain. The fact that it is not reset at boot time means that the
preceding boot process has failed, and some specific action can then be

The only affect it has is to present boot menu even if otherwise disabled, so in principle it is safe to leave. But still ...

address@hidden:~/src/topgit-master$ grep -rw recordfail /etc/init.d
/etc/init.d/grub-common:        grub-editenv /boot/grub/grubenv unset recordfail

Regarding grubenv, and the fact that in some circonstances save_env will
fail, does not appear in the documentation, at least the one I just
accessed a few minutes ago at No mention of any
write restriction on some file systems or file organisations prevents
the various system designers.

Well, documentation has to be written by someone. Send patches. No need to write treatise, even small additions, fixes and clarifications are helpful.

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