Fedora 20 Final blocker bug status report (ACTIONS REQUIRED: karma from QA, fixes from devs)

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Thu Nov 28 23:10:35 UTC 2013

On Thu, 2013-11-28 at 17:19 -0500, Gene Czarcinski wrote:
> On 11/28/2013 12:17 AM, poma wrote:
> > On 28.11.2013 03:25, Adam Williamson wrote:
> >
> >> * https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=864198 "grubby fatal error
> >> updating grub.cfg when /boot is btrfs" - grubby - the problem here is
> >> clearly defined. We are waiting on pjones to decide how to move forward
> >> with this. Gene Czarcinski has posted a proposed change to
> >> new-kernel-pkg to use grub2-mkconfig instead of grubby for updating
> >> bootloader config, which would address this bug but be a late, major
> >> change in our behaviour. The alternative would be to fix the problem in
> >> grubby. Either way, this is waiting on Peter as the bootloader guy.
> > "grub2-mkconfig" for the EXTLINUX too!?
> > You should share whatever you have.
> > LoL!
> > Bee awesome.:!
> >
> >
> I am going to regret opening my mouth here but being foolish has never 
> stopped me before ;)
> Actually, no, I would never use grub2-mkconfig to update a extlinux.conf 
> file.  However, I do have this 308 lines bash script "program" which can 
> "edit" a extlinux.conf file to add or remove a kernel entry.
> Right now, about the only thing I really propose is to use the patch I 
> created to handle the grubby/BTRFS problem and that only.  Yes, I 
> "solve" the problem by not using grubby at all and instead use 
> grub2-mkconfig to update (actually it completely rebuilds) the grub.conf 
> file.
> It works.  I believe with a little code inspection (it is all 
> bash-script) you can "prove" it only effects BTRFS.  Since BTRFS 
> currently does not work, how could this be worse?

FWIW, in previous discussion on the bug, I missed that your change only
applies if the /boot partition is on btrfs...that does make it a less
significant change that we might plausibly be able to take for final,
though it introduces a significant difference in behaviour
between /boot-on-btrfs and /boot-on-anything-else. I do wish pjones
would chime in soon.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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