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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] Fix boot on efi 32 bit Machines [try #4]
So what is your suggestion to get the working funktionality
from kernel 2.6.16 back ? 2.6.17 have broken it.

Sure, using Apples legacy support for EFI is a method to
boot linux on the Intel Macs, but not the native way. It depends
on how good their legacy emulation is and if they implement it
in future products. They could also decide to drop it.


Edgar (gimli) Hucek

Linus Torvalds schrieb:
> On Mon, 26 Jun 2006, Edgar Hucek wrote:
>> Fix EFI boot on 32 bit machines with PCI Express slots.
>> Efi machines does not have an e820 memory map.
> The EFI code really should fill in the e820 memory map instead fo making
> up its own routines (and doing it badly at that).
> There's nothing wrong with the e820 table, and we should consider it just
> the "firmware memory map", and not care how it's filled in (whether it's
> EFI or a real e820 BIOS call).
> Quite frankly, right now I'm more likely to rip out the EFI code than
> start adding even more (broken) support for it.
> On the Intel Macs, upgrading the firmware turns it into a perfectly usable
> machine.
> Linus

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