On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 03:49:33PM +0200, Andreas Färber wrote:
> > We could have a patch like the one below in the kernel pre-install
> > script, preventing people from breaking their systems, add notes on
> > the wiki, maybe ask SoftIron to send emails to people who bought
> > systems with Tumbleweed/42.1 preinstalled and then close that
> > horrible chapter forever.
> 
> Note that your patch does not address the 42.2 installer, whose kernel
> and initrd to not get installed by rpm.
> 
> I would be okay for Tumbleweed iff instead of that horrible blocker
> patch we could get a patch for, e.g., dracut to convert the volume from
> 64k to 4k on boot if necessary, keeping zypper dup working that way. Is
> there no FUSE implementation or some btrfs(8) subcommand to change the
> blocksize without having to mount it in the kernel?

The easiest and safest way to change the blocksize is to create a new
image and tar/rsync the data there. Doing this kind of change in-place
would be tricky and not guaranteed to succeed anyway (eg. if there's not
enough temporary space).
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