One new update for this patch series. This update allows for the partition UUID to be unconditionally passed via the kernel root=... boot parameter.
I have tested this patch using a setup similar to the one described by . This could also be done by embedding the code inside the kernel image. However, updating the microcode via initramfs allows the microcode to be updated independently of kernel updates. However, there doesn't seem to be any standard naming scheme for the microcode initramfs, so I chose not to include that change in this patch set. Thanks, Nicholas Vinson  https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Intel_microcode#GRUB Changes from Patch v4: - Updated grub.texi to reflect new behavior for GRUB_ENABLE_LINUX_PARTUUID - Updated 10_linux.in logic to favor the PARTUUID when GRUB_ENABLE_LINUX_PARTUUID is enabled and GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID is disabled. Changes from Patch v3: - Removed flex-2.6.3 compatibility patch - Removed Steve Kenton's patch Changes from Patch v2: - Added flex-2.6.3 compatibility patch - Fixed a GPT partition read error - Added Steve Kenton's patch - Changed struct grub_part_gpt_type name to struct grub_part_gpt_part_guid - Changed grub_part_gpt_type_t typedef name to grub_part_gpt_guid_t - Added sprint_gpt_guid to Steve Kenton's patch - Updated v1 and Steve Kenton's patch to use similar methods when reading partition GUIDs. Changes from Patch v1: - Added GRUB_ENABLE_LINUX_PARTUUID variable description to grub.texi - Removed added gpt_part_guid copy logic from grub_gpt_partition_map_iterate() - Removed added NT disk signature copy logic from grub_partition_msdos_iterate() - Removed modifications to partition number increment logic - Removed added guid union definition. - Added GRUB_ENABLE_LINUX_PARTUUID to grub-mkconfig.in export list - Moved PRINT_GPT_PARTTYPE printing logic to print_gpt_guid() function in grub-probe.c - Updated PRINT_GPT_PARTTYPE case to call print_gpt_guid() function in grub-probe.c. - Created probe_partuuid() function in grub-probe.c - Updated print == PRINT_PARTUUID check logic in probe() to call probe_partuuid(). - Updated UUID logic in 10_linux.in to enable root=PARTUUID feature only if GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID is not set to true, and GRUB_DEVICE_PARTUUID is not empty, GRUB_ENABLE_LINUX_PARTUUID is set to true. Hello, This is a request to add PARTUUID detection support grub-probe for MBR and GPT partition schemes. The Linux kernel supports mounting the root filesystem by Linux device name or by the Partition [GU]UID. GRUB's mkconfig, however, currently only supports specifying the rootfs in the kernel command-line by Linux device name unless an initramfs is also present. When an initramfs is present GRUB's mkconfig will set the kernel's root parameter value to either the Linux device name or to the filesystem [GU]UID. Therefore, the only way to protect a Linux system from failing to boot when its Linux storage device names change is to either manually edit grub.cfg or /etc/default/grub and append root=PARTUUID=xxx to the command-line or create an initramfs that understands how to mount devices by filesystem [G]UID and let grub-mkconfig pass the filesystem [GU]UID to the initramfs. The goal of this patch set is to enable root=PARTUUID=xxx support in grub-mkconfig, so that users don't have to manually edit /etc/default/grub or grub.cfg, or create an initramfs for the sole purpose of having a robust bootloader configuration for Linux. Thanks, Nicholas Vinson Nicholas Vinson (3): Update grub_gpt_partentry; centralize guid prints Add PARTUUID detection support to grub-probe Update grub script template files docs/grub.texi | 9 +++++ grub-core/disk/ldm.c | 2 +- grub-core/partmap/gpt.c | 4 +-- include/grub/gpt_partition.h | 8 ++--- util/grub-install.c | 2 +- util/grub-mkconfig.in | 3 ++ util/grub-probe.c | 81 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------- util/grub.d/10_linux.in | 12 +++++-- 8 files changed, 95 insertions(+), 26 deletions(-) -- 2.15.1 _______________________________________________ Grub-devel mailing list Grubfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/grub-devel