Increase grub timeout

Jon Masters jonathan at
Tue May 18 16:18:53 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-05-18 at 12:11 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Jon Masters (jonathan at said: 
> > > If we put a bit more trust into our kernel updates, and can start making
> > > people a bit angry and filing bugs when there are regressions, maybe we
> > > can do away with that crappy crutch.
> > 
> > User anger really isn't a good motivator.
> If you're really concerned about needing the timeouts when 'normal' bootup
> doesn't work, then why not write a patch that simply checks the time since
> last bootup (via mtime on grub.conf, or wahtever), and shows the menu if it's
> less than some predefined interval (say, 3 minutes?)

That's actually a good idea. Doesn't help with my desire to have a grub
timeout available always, but it's a reasonably neat solution and it
does at least mean we get a timeout if we're likely not booting. I like
it Bill, thanks for the suggestion.


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