Bug 818275 - grubby doesn't preserve quotes in --args= parameter
grubby doesn't preserve quotes in --args= parameter
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: grubby (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Release Test Team
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Blocks: 760559
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Reported: 2012-05-02 11:44 EDT by Jan Stodola
Modified: 2017-12-06 06:46 EST (History)
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Description Jan Stodola 2012-05-02 11:44:57 EDT
Description of problem:
grubby doesn't preserve quotes that are part of --args= parameter, see example bellow.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. grubby --add-kernel=/boot/kernel  --args="FCP_1='a007 0x500507630503c73d 0x4020400700000000'"  --initrd=/boot/initrd  --make-default --title=install
2. grep FCP /etc/zipl.conf 

Actual results:
        parameters="FCP_1=a007 0x500507630503c73d 0x4020400700000000"

Expected results:
        parameters="FCP_1='a007 0x500507630503c73d 0x4020400700000000'"
Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2012-05-06 00:03:35 EDT
Since RHEL 6.3 External Beta has begun, and this bug remains
unresolved, it has been rejected as it is not proposed as
exception or blocker.

Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to
propose this request, if appropriate and relevant, in the
next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Comment 3 Jan Kurik 2017-12-06 06:46:09 EST
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is in the Production 3 Phase. During the Production 3 Phase, Critical impact Security Advisories (RHSAs) and selected Urgent Priority Bug Fix Advisories (RHBAs) may be released as they become available.

The official life cycle policy can be reviewed here:


This issue does not meet the inclusion criteria for the Production 3 Phase and will be marked as CLOSED/WONTFIX. If this remains a critical requirement, please contact Red Hat Customer Support to request a re-evaluation of the issue, citing a clear business justification. Note that a strong business justification will be required for re-evaluation. Red Hat Customer Support can be contacted via the Red Hat Customer Portal at the following URL:


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