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    Subject[PATCH 0/5] x86_64 EFI support -v3
    Following sets of patches add EFI/UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware
    Interface) support to x86_64 architecture. The patches have been
    tested against 2.6.23-rc1 kernel on Intel platforms with EFI1.10 and
    UEFI2.0 firmware.

    UEFI specification can be found here:

    For booting the UEFI x86_64 enabled kernel, the machine with EFI/UEFI
    firmware and the support of bootloader is required. Detailed usage
    guide can be found in Documentation/x86_64/uefi.txt, which is added in
    the patch: efi-doc.patch.

    Issues _not_ addressed (per feedback from Eric Biederman)

    - Virtual mode support is still retained in this patch. There is at
    least one EFI call is fast path: efi_set_rtc_mmss, which must
    complete as soon as possible.

    - The variable efi_enabled is used throughout across architecutres if
    CONFIG_EFI option is enabled. The i386 code also uses this variable.
    This is something that can be revisited with code consolidation
    across architectures.

    Looking forward to your comments,

    Best Regards,
    Huang Ying
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