Re: did 2.4 messed up lilo?

From: Miles Lane (
Date: Fri Feb 02 2001 - 20:50:09 EST

Chris Mason wrote:
> On Friday, February 02, 2001 03:36:18 PM -0500
> wrote:
> > I'm not sure whether this problem is related
> > to 2.4 kernel.
> >
> I suspect it is a reiserfs problem, and that you are using lilo older than
> 21.6. Are you mounting /boot with -o notail?
> Regardless, I'm willing to bet upgrading to lilo 21.6 will solve this. It
> calls an ioctl reiserfs provides to unpack small files, and I've seen it
> fix this exact problem on one of my devel boxes (no lilo prompt, append
> lines in lilo.conf ignored).

I also found this patch for lilo 21.6:

Perhaps someone familiar with the lilo and reiserfs code could explain
whether or not this patch is really needed.

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