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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] x86_64 EFI runtime service support
    Andrew Morton wrote:
    > On Mon, 13 Aug 2007 15:30:19 +0800
    > "Huang, Ying" <> wrote:
    >> Following sets of patches add EFI/UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware
    >> Interface) runtime services support to x86_64 architecture.
    > OK, we have a major trainwreck when these patches meet Peter's
    > get-newsetup.patch.
    > I'm halfway into fixing it when I see this. You have:
    > #define SYS_DESC_TABLE (*(struct sys_desc_table_struct*)(PARAM+0xa0))
    > +#define EFI_LOADER_SIG ((unsigned char *)(PARAM+0x1c0))
    > +#define EFI_MEMDESC_SIZE (*((unsigned int *) (PARAM+0x1c4)))
    > +#define EFI_MEMDESC_VERSION (*((unsigned int *) (PARAM+0x1c8)))
    > +#define EFI_MEMMAP_SIZE (*((unsigned int *) (PARAM+0x1cc)))
    > +#define EFI_MEMMAP (*((unsigned long *)(PARAM+0x1d0)))
    > +#define EFI_SYSTAB (*((unsigned long *)(PARAM+0x1d8)))
    > #define MOUNT_ROOT_RDONLY (*(unsigned short *) (PARAM+0x1F2))

    Please, no more of these kinds of macros. We have already had
    collisions. Go ahead and redefine the efi_info structure if necessary,
    but use fixed types (u8, u16, u32, u64), *NOT* unsigned long which is
    different between i386 and x86-64. Also keep in mind the boot code
    might in the future be compiled with a 16-bit compiler, so assuming
    "unsigned int" == 32 bits is also a Bad Thing.

    > I'll give up and will drop the EFI patches. I'd suggest that you work with
    > Peter on getting these patches integrated.


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