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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] pygrub/GrubConf: fix boot problem for fedora 19 grub.cfg (2nd attempt)

On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 02:52:05PM +0100, George Dunlap wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 5:21 PM, Marcel J.E. Mol <marcel@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Booting a fedora 19 domU failed because a it could not properly
> > parse the grub.cfg file. This was cased by
> >
> >         set default="${next_entry}"
> >
> > This statement actually is within an 'if' statement, so maybe it would
> > be better to skip code within if/fi blocks...
> > But this patch seems to work fine.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Marcel Mol <marcel@xxxxxxx>
> Thanks Marcel -- is this in a default and/or auto-generated Fedora
> grub.cfg, or was this something you put in manually?

I think this is auto-generated.

A patch back in May 3 changed grub.d/00_header.in.

   revno: 4969
   committer: Andrey Borzenkov <arvidjaar@xxxxxxxxx>
   branch nick: trunk
   timestamp: Mon 2013-05-06 22:13:34 +0400
         Reimplement grub-reboot to not depend on saved_entry. Use
         next_entry variable for one time boot menu entry.

What surprises me is that Fedora 19 picked up the change so quickly...


> In any case, I think it's a bit too late for 4.3 -- there's too much
> risk that this might break something else; and there has been over two
> months of RCs where Fedora users could have reported this bug.  It
> will have to wait until 4.4 / 4.3.1.

> If this is part of a default instal, however, we should probably add a
> release note to that effect.
>  -George
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