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From: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Bootloader use in eclean-kernel
Date: Fri, 22 May 2020 20:09:01
1 Hi, everyone.
3 I've finally found some time to revive eclean-kernel, and I'm having
4 some doubts about the way bootloaders are used (in ek1). I'd like to
5 hear your opinion on whether the old behavior should be kept or removed
6 in favor of more-like-ek2 behavior.
8 Originally, ek1 assumed that we shouldn't normally remove kernels that
9 are listed in the bootloader. It made sense back in the day when I was
10 using LILO, and it just took whatever was linked to /boot/vmlinuz{,.old}
11 and ek removed the rest. Today, it makes less sense with bootloaders
12 like GRUB2 or systemd-boot that normally just use all installed kernels.
14 Alternatively, ek1 had destructive mode (a misnomer probably) that just
15 kept N newest kernels and removed older. This is also the behavior
16 exhibited by ek2 (since I've never gotten to implement bootloaders).
18 The truth is, the bootloader support code in ek1 is ugly and needs
19 a major refactoring. However, I'm wondering whether it's worth
20 the effort or if I should just remove it altogether.
22 Hence my question: do you find 'do not remove kernels listed
23 in bootloader config' feature useful? Do you think it should remain
24 the default? Do you think it is worthwhile to continue supporting it?
26 --
27 Best regards,
28 Michał Górny


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Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Bootloader use in eclean-kernel Tomas Mozes <hydrapolic@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Bootloader use in eclean-kernel Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Bootloader use in eclean-kernel Peter Stuge <peter@×××××.se>
Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Bootloader use in eclean-kernel Samuel Bernardo <samuelbernardo.mail@×××××.com>