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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86, efi: change name of efi_no_storage_paranoia parameter to efi_storage_paranoia
(2013/11/08 19:29), Richard Weinberger wrote:
> Am 08.11.2013 11:25, schrieb Yasuaki Ishimatsu:
>> (2013/11/08 18:37), Richard Weinberger wrote:
>>> Am 08.11.2013 10:34, schrieb Yasuaki Ishimatsu:
>>>> (2013/11/08 17:05), Richard Weinberger wrote:
>>>>> Am 08.11.2013 08:33, schrieb Yasuaki Ishimatsu:
>>>>>> By following works, my system very often fails set_variable() to set new
>>>>>> variable to efi variable storage and shows "efivars: set_variable() failed:
>>>>>> status=-28" message.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> - commit 31ff2f20d9003e74991d135f56e503fe776c127c
>>>>>> efi: Distinguish between "remaining space" and actually used space
>>>>>> - commit 8c58bf3eec3b8fc8162fe557e9361891c20758f2
>>>>>> x86,efi: Implement efi_no_storage_paranoia parameter
>>>>>> - commit f8b8404337de4e2466e2e1139ea68b1f8295974f
>>>>>> Modify UEFI anti-bricking code
>>>>>>
>>>>>> When booting my system, remaining space of efi variable storage is about
>>>>>> 5KB. So there is no room that sets a new variable to the storage.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> According to above works, efi_no_storage_paranoia parameter was prepared
>>>>>> for sane UEFI which can do gc and fulfills spec. But why need a system
>>>>>> with a sane UEFI set the parameter? It is wrong. A system with a broken
>>>>>> UEFI should set the parameter.
>>>>>
>>>>> And how does one know that his UEFI is broken?
>>>>
>>>> I have no idea. But at least, bricked board is broken UEFI.
>>>> Do you know the issue occurs on several boards or specific board?
>>>
>>> On *many* boards including laptops....
>>> Please read the history of the whole issue.
>>
>> Thank you for your comment.
>> I has read git log. But there is no information like this.
>> So I will read them of related threads again. Do you know good threads
>> to know the history of the issue?
>

> Everything started with an issue that killed Samsung laptops:
> http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/22855.html
>
> Later it was found that if you write too much into UEFI variables many
> UEFI implementations will do bad things.

Thanks for the information.
I will read it.

Thanks,
Yasuaki Ishimatsu

>
> Thanks,
> //richard
>




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