Bug 2208181 - BiggerESP
Summary: BiggerESP
Status: ON_QA
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Changes Tracking
Version: 39
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Assignee: Richard Hughes
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Depends On: 2212121 2214329 2214342
Blocks: F39Changes
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2023-05-18 08:41 UTC by Aoife Moloney
Modified: 2023-09-21 19:19 UTC (History)
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Description Aoife Moloney 2023-05-18 08:41:17 UTC
This is a tracking bug for Change: BiggerESP
For more details, see: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/BiggerESP

The Fedora installer includes an EFI System Partition of between 200MB and 600MB by default, of which the lower size is much too small for firmware updates on modern hardware and also for future bootloader features like UKI.
This change will increase the minimum size of the ESP to be 500MB, which is also the same value used by Microsoft for Windows 10 and newer.

If you encounter a bug related to this Change, please do not comment here. Instead create a new bug and set it to block this bug.

Comment 1 Adam Williamson 2023-08-22 22:15:40 UTC
well, this is implemented, but nobody really followed up on any of the bugs or problems it caused (see linked bugs). Setting to MODIFIED, since really, I feel like at least some of those should be addressed for this to be considered complete.

Comment 2 Richard Hughes 2023-08-23 13:02:27 UTC
Hey Adam. I can't figure out those blivet bugs -- it all seems somewhat fragile. Do you want me to revert this for f39 and we can try again in f40?

Comment 3 Adam Williamson 2023-08-23 15:49:57 UTC
Let's see if FESCo picks it up, deciding what to do about Changes in difficult situations is their job not mine :) You can unilaterally decide to withdraw the Change, I guess, but I'm not in any position to tell you whether or not to do that (I'm just being an unofficial temporary Change wrangler).

Any change at this point will require an FE bug for Beta since we're in freeze.

Just as a thought, we could maybe drop the max size to something smaller than 2G but larger than the current max, as a temporary measure? Make it min 500, max 1G, or min 500, max 750?

Comment 4 Kevin Fenzi 2023-08-24 18:35:30 UTC
Several FESCo members liked the idea of dropping the max size.

Comment 5 Richard Hughes 2023-08-25 11:18:32 UTC
I think we should do https://github.com/rhinstaller/anaconda/pull/5081 -- I don't like the idea of being responsible for regressions we can't fix post-update.

Comment 6 Adam Williamson 2023-08-25 18:59:33 UTC
Proposed https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2234951 as a Beta FE bug for the max size reduction.

Comment 7 Adam Williamson 2023-09-21 19:19:06 UTC
The reversion of the max size has been done and doesn't seem to be causing problems. We do not need to edit the Change as the 2G max size number was never actually mentioned there. So we can happily mark this as 100% complete at this point, doing so.

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