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re: port-sparc64/56363: boot: Inode not directory

The following reply was made to PR port-sparc64/56363; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: matthew green <>
Subject: re: port-sparc64/56363: boot: Inode not directory
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 04:20:30 +1000

 >  We could add such a "destructive probe mode" to ofwboot and collect results
 >  and firmware versions, but I doubt it is worth the effort.
 this message comes from bootblk, so, i'm going to assume that
 there is a failed read and hopefully ofwboot will get an actual
 error instead of false not error, and we can detect this read
 failure without trying to write to the disk.
 ie, we could do it non-destructively i think.

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