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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 5/5] x86: efi: allow basic init with mixed 32/64-bit efi/kernel
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On Sun, 2012-02-12 at 13:24 -0800, Olof Johansson wrote:
> Traditionally the kernel has refused to setup EFI at all if there's been
> a mismatch in 32/64-bit mode between EFI and the kernel.
>
> On some platforms that boot natively through EFI (Chrome OS being one),
> we still need to get at least some of the static data such as memory
> configuration out of EFI. Runtime services aren't as critical, and
> it's a significant amount of work to implement switching between the
> operating modes to call between kernel and firmware for thise cases. So
> I'm ignoring it for now.
>
> v5:
> * Fixed some printk strings based on feedback
> * Renamed 32/64-bit specific types to not have _ prefix
> * Fixed bug in printout of efi runtime disablement
>
> v4:
> * Some of the earlier cleanup was accidentally reverted by this patch, fixed.
> * Reworded some messages to not have to line wrap printk strings
>
> v3:
> * Reorganized to a series of patches to make it easier to review, and
> do some of the cleanups I had left out before.
>
> v2:
> * Added graceful error handling for 32-bit kernel that gets passed
> EFI data above 4GB.
> * Removed some warnings that were missed in first version.
>
> Signed-off-by: Olof Johansson <olof@lixom.net>
> ---
> arch/x86/include/asm/efi.h | 2 +-
> arch/x86/kernel/setup.c | 10 ++-
> arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c | 164 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
> include/linux/efi.h | 45 ++++++++++++
> 4 files changed, 196 insertions(+), 25 deletions(-)

Acked-by: Matt Fleming <matt.fleming@intel.com>

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Matt Fleming, Intel Open Source Technology Center



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