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From: Javier Martinez Canillas <>
Date: Tue, 7 May 2019 13:54:23 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] blscfg: remove BLS file size check

The read_entry() function checks the BLS file size and ignores the entry
if the file size isn't correct. The problem is that it will only work if
the struct grub_file layout and fields are the same in the GRUB version
used to build the blscfg.mod, than the one that's installed as GRUB core.

But commit 84a0e9699f8 ("Add progress module to display load progress of
files.") added a .name field to struct grub_file, and this change landed
in the GRUB version used by Fedora 21.

Since the GRUB core is never updated when the grub2 package is upgraded,
the blscfg module won't be compatible with any GRUB that was installed by
Fedora 20 or eralier.

The blscfg.mod is copied to /boot/grub2/i386-pc/ in legacy BIOS installs
when the GRUB configuration is switched to BLS, so this will lead to BLS
files being ignored due grub_file_size() reporting wrong file sizes. This
is caused by the struct grub_file .size field offset being different in
Fedora 20 than later releases.

This check is doing more harm than good, so let's just remove it to make
the blscfg module compatible at least up to GRUB core that was installed
by Fedora 19.

Related: rhbz#1652806

Signed-off-by: Javier Martinez Canillas <>
 grub-core/commands/blscfg.c | 5 -----
 1 file changed, 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/grub-core/commands/blscfg.c b/grub-core/commands/blscfg.c
index bb93b7f4904..bd008b04bec 100644
--- a/grub-core/commands/blscfg.c
+++ b/grub-core/commands/blscfg.c
@@ -412,7 +412,6 @@ static int read_entry (
   int rc = 0;
   char *p = NULL;
   grub_file_t f = NULL;
-  grub_off_t sz;
   struct bls_entry *entry;
   struct read_entry_info *info = (struct read_entry_info *)data;
@@ -442,10 +441,6 @@ static int read_entry (
 	goto finish;
-  sz = grub_file_size (f);
-  if (sz == GRUB_FILE_SIZE_UNKNOWN || sz > 1024*1024)
-    goto finish;
   entry = grub_zalloc (sizeof (*entry));
   if (!entry)
     goto finish;