When setting a static IP address on some of our devices, we noticed that the boot partition was already mounted RW in the Host OS. Previously this was not the case (as reflected in our internal documentation).
We are wondering why this has changed?
We were happy with the boot partition being RO, as this is something you see commonly on embedded devices.
We are also wondering if we should worry about the possibility of the file system getting corrupted, for example because of power failures, as it’s a vfat file system.
We are using OS version: balenaOS 2.73.1+rev2 on Beaglebone Black hardware.
# mount | grep boot /dev/mmcblk1p1 on /mnt/boot type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=ascii,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)