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From: Tom H <tomh0665@×××××.com>
To: Gentoo User <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] /boot filesystem, SSDs, TRIM
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2018 22:07:03
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] /boot filesystem, SSDs, TRIM by "Canek Peláez Valdés"
1 On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 9:20 AM Canek Peláez Valdés <caneko@×××××.com> wrote:
2 > On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 10:58 PM Adam Carter <adamcarter3@×××××.com> wrote:
3 >>
4 >> For a long time people recommended ext2 for /boot. The Gentoo wiki
5 >> still does. Is there any compelling reason to use ext2 for /boot (on
6 >> a system whose other filesystems are ext4) these days? AFAIK for
7 >> systems that have /boot on an SSD, ext4 makes more sense due to
8 >> discard support, and for non-SSD it doesn't matter either way. Have I
9 >> missed something?
10 >
11 > AFAIU, UEFI systems need a boot partition, and it has to be VFAT.
13 Only to use systemd-boot.
15 UEFI needs a VFAT ESP (EFI System Partition). For systemd-boot, the
16 ESP and "/boot" have to be the same because it cannot read other
17 filesystems, unlike grub, refind, and whatever other EFI boot
18 managers/loaders exist.