Increase grub timeout

Peter Jones pjones at
Tue May 18 17:52:11 UTC 2010

On 05/18/2010 12:18 PM, Jon Masters wrote:
> 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.

I'd be interested in taking a patch to implement something like this, fwiw.


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