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Re: grub-0.93-win32-iso9660.diff

From: Yoshinori Okuji
Subject: Re: grub-0.93-win32-iso9660.diff
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2003 20:37:41 +0100 (BST)

 --- Robert Millan <address@hidden> wrote:
> Is there a generic answer for these questions when applied to adding a new
> filesystem?

Adding a new filesystem must be conservative as well.

Normally, I don't object to adding a new filesystem, but we must test it
thouroughly before adding it. The most important thing is a mount function. In
fact, there was a problem that the mount function in XFS used a opcode
supported only in recent processors, so that made GRUB useless for users having
old processors (such as 80486DX), even when they didn't use XFS in their

Also, adding a new filesystem might look trivial, but that still requires
modifications of some existing (important) files. So you need to be careful as
much as when adding a completely new feature. It's a fault of the current
implementation of GRUB.


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