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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/5] x86_64 EFI support -v3: EFI document
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    On Wednesday 08 August 2007 17:11:54 huang ying wrote:
    > On 8/8/07, Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> wrote:
    > > > Instead, elilo collects the needed information
    > > > defined in include/asm-x86_64/bootsetup.h itself,
    > >
    > > That's nasty. I must have missed when we declared this a public ABI.
    > > It's not really designed to be one. Was there public discussion on this?
    >
    > Maybe What I said is not clear and correct. In fact, the elilo follows
    > the boot protocol defined in Documentation/i386/zero-page.txt,

    No that's not the boot protocol. The boot protocol is in Documentation/i386/boot.txt

    > just
    > not uses arch/(i386|x86_64)/boot/setup.S to collect the information,
    > but collects them by elilo itself. Information in
    > include/asm-x86_64/bootsetup.h is just a part of that in
    > Documentation/i386/zero-page.txt.

    That's an internal interface that is not really suitable to use
    by other programs. e.g. it is not extensible (unlike the boot protocol)

    -Andi
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