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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] x86, efi: EFI boot stub documentation
On 03/16/2012 10:18 AM, Matt Fleming wrote:
> From: Matt Fleming<matt.fleming@intel.com>
>
> Some people trying out the EFI stub have been confused about the
> syntax for the initrd= option, so this series adds some information to
> Documentation/x86. It also adds some helpful error messages, as
> previously if the user specified an incorrect initrd filename the
> machine just appeared to hang. Now at least it will print a message
> saying that it couldn't open the file.
>
> The first patch is actually a bug fix for an issue where the wrong
> loop counter was used when trying to close initrd files in the error
> path, which caused the machine to hang because a garbage pointer was
> dereferenced.
>
> Ideally I'd like to squeeze at least the last two patches in before
> v3.3 is released.
>
> Matt Fleming (3):
> x86, efi: Only close open files in error path
> x86, efi; Add EFI boot stub console support
> x86, efi: Add EFI boot stub documentation
>
> Documentation/x86/efi-stub.txt | 65 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> arch/x86/Kconfig | 2 +
> arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.c | 88 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------
> arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.h | 6 +++
> 4 files changed, 144 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
> create mode 100644 Documentation/x86/efi-stub.txt
>

Anyone know if we can expect these to be in mainline by the end of the
merge window?


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