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Re: Futuer of grub/grub2 to F11



Callum Lerwick wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-12-17 at 15:39 -0500, Yaakov Nemoy wrote:
>> /boot is a 100-200 MB partition on many machines. Unless Grub can
>> safely handled an encrypted partition on top of a Logical Volume
>> running on an encrypted Volume Group running on an encrypted Physical
>> Volume on an encrypted hard drive, with levels of Software RAID in
>> between each step, there's just no sense supporting /boot on anything
>> other than a 100-200 MB ext2 or ext3 volume.
> 
> Why do we even waste 128mb on an ext3 journal for /boot? It changes
> rarely and such a small filesystem with only a handful of files takes 0
> time to fsck. On all my machines /boot is a 256mb (plenty of room for
> the upcoming rescue image in /boot...)

On a 256mb filesystem the journal will only be 32mb by default.  Still a
chunk of the fs, but not half! :)

-Eric


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