Bug 231582 - lua loader needs improvements for forth loader BE parity
Summary: lua loader needs improvements for forth loader BE parity
Status: Closed Feedback Timeout
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: bin (show other bugs)
Version: CURRENT
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-09-22 12:28 UTC by vermaden
Modified: 2020-10-28 19:19 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description vermaden 2018-09-22 12:28:03 UTC

I have just tried the new LUA loader BE menu from 12.0-ALPHA6 and - I do not want to be rude, sorry - but it sucks :/

The BE switching now is a lot worse then what we had with 'old loader'.

Corresponding images and another comment on that case can be found here:

Is there a chance to implement a list of BE's like it was on the 'old loader' before 12.0-RELEASE?

Comment 1 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2018-09-24 13:32:37 UTC
This PR is light on actionable detail. Can you please describe the issue beyond "it sucks" and "a lot worse than before."
Comment 2 vermaden 2018-09-24 17:36:21 UTC
(In reply to Ed Maste from comment #1)

I though that the link to Twitter showed all but seems not.

The old loader showed list of BEs like on page 24 of this PDF file: http://is.gd/BEADM

The new loader does not display list but the 'thing' showed on the Twitter link.

Comment 3 Warner Losh freebsd_committer 2019-01-07 07:57:52 UTC
The new LUA loader is not at parity with the old Forth loader with respect to boot environment selection for ZFS data sets.
Comment 4 Dan Langille freebsd_committer 2019-08-12 19:49:32 UTC
FWIW, can confirm, still an issue on 12.x

see: https://twitter.com/DLangille/status/1160994304812290049
Comment 5 Dan Langille freebsd_committer 2019-08-12 19:50:40 UTC
My goal: being able to tell default from 11.1 at boot time.
Comment 6 Dan Langille freebsd_committer 2019-08-12 20:09:06 UTC
Ahh, this seems to be much better than I thought. I just have to press 2 to cycle through the elements.

see https://twitter.com/allanjude/status/1161000010017849345
Comment 7 Andrey Fesenko 2019-08-12 20:26:38 UTC
(In reply to Dan Langille from comment #6)
Now make more BE's and predict their order