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Re: NetBSD hacker needed?

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: NetBSD hacker needed?
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2003 00:54:59 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.4i

On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 11:44:53PM +0100, Yoshinori Okuji wrote:
>  --- Robert Millan <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I believe this is not true currently. For NetBSD 1.6.1 GRUB was able to
> > boot via:
> Really!? I didn't know. IIRC, 1.5.x couldn't be booted. Someone added support
> for backward compatibility? Maybe I should take a look at the archives of
> NetBSD mailing lists...

No idea on what happened. But note that the GRUB documentation claims to
support all *BSD.

> > Okuji, is UFS2 ok to go for 0.9x? Note that FreeBSD 5.1 or newer default
> > installs are not supported without it.
> The principle is that you should add a new feature only if the feature is
> critical. So if you think support for UFS2 is essential, I don't object.


> But, please don't modify fsys_ffs.c. Instead, create a new file fsys_ufs2.c or
> something. I don't want to break support for FFS, because it is used not only
> by *BSD.

Is it ok to use #ifdefs in fsys_ffs.c? Perhaps a lot of code can be shared
between both implementations.

Robert Millan

"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."

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