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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3 -v4] x86_64 EFI runtime service support: EFI basic runtime service support
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    "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> writes:

    > Eric W. Biederman wrote:
    >>>>
    >>> Well, the original motivation for all of this was to enable implementation of
    > a
    >>> EFI framebuffer (UGA/GOP). Now, you can say what you want about EFI (and I
    >>> definitely have my opinion on it), but that seems legitimate to me.
    >>
    >> To be very clear. I think we need the EFI boot parameters but
    >> we certainly don't runtime services to implement an EFI framebuffer.
    >>
    >
    > Ying claimed that GOP requires EFI runtime services. Is that not true?

    None of the EFI framebuffer patches that I saw used EFI runtime services.

    Eric
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