Subject: Re: dom0 kernel immediate =?UTF-8?Q?reboot=3F?=
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: david l goodrich <>
List: port-xen
Date: 09/10/2007 14:58:40
On Mon, 10 Sep 2007 20:47:53 +0200, Manuel Bouyer <>
> On Mon, Sep 10, 2007 at 09:54:25PM +1000, wrote:
>> > this way.
>> Heh, in the end mine is too :)
>> I'm sure it used to boot from /usr though.
> Yes, for bigger filesystems it can work. It basically depends on the
> offset
> of the data blocks in the partition. If the block numbers are low grubs
> works,
> if they are high grubs loads garbage. On a fresh filesystem the
> new files are likely to end up at the beggining of the partition
> (especially if the directory tree isn't too depth). After some use you
> copy a new xen.gz, it gets a high inode number and high blocks numbers,
> and
> can't be loaded.

I understand this, and understand that this is The Way It Is Now.

But isn't this a ... bug?  Has anyone filed anything with grub?