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Re: [Fedora-ia64-list] Kernel directory change



On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 09:03 -0400, Doug Chapman wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 08:58 +0800, Zhang, Yanmin wrote:
> > Yi,
> > 
> > I installed FC9 Beta ia64 on my Montvale machine and found the kernel
> > directory is changed. The old directory is /boot/efi/efi/redhat, but the
> > new one is /boot/efi/EFI/redhat. Is there any special reason to do so?
> > 
> > A couple of test suites assumes /boot/efi/efi/redhat.
> > 
> > -yanmin
> > 
> 
> This changed a while back.  What it appears happened was that the vfat
> filesystem for some reason now understands upper/lower case.  In
> actuality it was always /boot/efi/EFI but the linux implementation of
> vfat shifted the directory name to lower case.
> 
> Note that under the EFI shell it was always an upper case EFI as that is
> what is actually on the filesystem.  I would suggest modifying your test
> to handle either case.
That's not a good idea. Although it's caused by vfat improvements, I would
suggest to keep the old interface.

Long long ago, there was a long discussion about interface change on LKML. It's
a bad idea to change interfaces or API when they become de facto.



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