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Re: [alpine-devel] Aarch64 bootloader

From: Cág <>
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2017 15:47:53 +0000

Alba Pompeo wrote:

> Better formatting.

This is interesting.

> I always heard GRUB2 was an abomination and superhuge, but it's "just"
> 150% the size of SYSLINUX.
> People could say that because they looked at the source code and it's
> really bad?
> I'm just doing some counting......

GRUB2 is huge because it tries to do more than a bootloader should.
"GRUB2 is the Eclipse of bootloaders". Also configuring it is painful
and I never figured it out, using front-ends to solve problems.
On the other hand, SYSLINUX is configured with one text file
with sane syntax.

LOC don't matter here. "If it sucks, it sucks".


Received on Mon Jan 02 2017 - 15:47:53 UTC