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SubjectRe: immediately reboots/resets on EFI system
On 06/08/2011 12:29 PM, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 08, 2011 at 12:27:03PM -0700, Yinghai Lu wrote:
>> On 06/08/2011 12:23 PM, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 08, 2011 at 12:17:52PM -0700, Yinghai Lu wrote:
>>>> we need to revert patch from mjg.
>>>> From 916f676f8dc016103f983c7ec54c18ecdbb6e349 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
>>>> From: Matthew Garrett <>
>>>> Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 09:53:13 -0400
>>>> Subject: [PATCH] x86, efi: Retain boot service code until after switching to
>>>> virtual mode
>>> That's not a long-term option, since we have no way to distinguish
>>> between a machine that requires boot services code to be mapped and a
>>> machine that doesn't. Reverting just breaks the former set again.
>> what former? you can not fix some corner case by breaking most other cases.
> All Dell laptops, all new Apples, some Lenovos, various Intel server
> platforms. That I've found so far.

do you mean before that patch, all those machine will not boot linux kernel with UEFI support?

>>> We need to ensure that the kernel isn't overlapping boot services code.
>> bootloader will put kernel from 16M, and boot services are on those area already.
> And we need to be able to map the boot services code, so we can't put
> the kernel on top of it.

after bootloader, those area should be free already.


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