grub / grub2 conflicts

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at
Sat Sep 24 18:48:40 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 20:51, Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 07:42:55PM -0400, Doug Ledford wrote:

> It may work. It may not. It may leave the system unbootable. You can't
> guarantee it, and you've been told that this is behaviour that you can't
> depend on. If you choose to do so then fine, but any bugs filed against
> grub are just going to be closed. You're trying to do something
> unsupported. Depending on unsupported and undefined behaviour is bad
> design.

Or Doug could take over grub if he is willing to fix the issues he
runs into. Or he could fork grub into maggot, use that for his needs.
If he is willing to support it and you are not.. that would move us
from this argument.

Stephen J Smoogen.
"The core skill of innovators is error recovery, not failure avoidance."
Randy Nelson, President of Pixar University.
"Let us be kind, one to another, for most of us are fighting a hard
battle." -- Ian MacLaren

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