[systemd-devel] [PATCH 2/2] fsck: Add support for EFI variable based fsck indication

Kay Sievers kay at vrfy.org
Sun Mar 15 12:05:44 PDT 2015

On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 7:59 PM, Andrei Borzenkov <arvidjaar at gmail.com> wrote:
> В Sun, 15 Mar 2015 19:48:10 +0100
> Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek <zbyszek at in.waw.pl> пишет:

>> > No, they are absolutely not. Changing the EFI flash comes with
>> > unpredictable risks, the flash is not meant to or designed for be
>> > written to during any normal operation.
>> Requesting fsck is not a normal operation. If the flash is suitable
>> to be written whenever the kernel is updated, it should be also OK
>> to request a fsck through it. For users of many distributions (and
>> kernel developers certainly), requesting fsck is a much rarer operation.
> That is rather an argument to *not* store kernel in ESP :)

Storing the kernel in the ESP has no relation to EFI variables. EFI
variables are only changed if the bootloader gets installed, not when
the kernel is updated.


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