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Subject[PATCH 01/18] EFI stub documentation updates
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Move efi-stub.txt out of x86 directory and into common directory
in preparation for adding ARM EFI stub support.

Signed-off-by: Roy Franz <roy.franz@linaro.org>
---
Documentation/efi-stub.txt | 65 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Documentation/x86/efi-stub.txt | 65 ----------------------------------------
arch/x86/Kconfig | 2 +-
3 files changed, 66 insertions(+), 66 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 Documentation/efi-stub.txt
delete mode 100644 Documentation/x86/efi-stub.txt

diff --git a/Documentation/efi-stub.txt b/Documentation/efi-stub.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..44e6bb6
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/efi-stub.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,65 @@
+ The EFI Boot Stub
+ ---------------------------
+
+On the x86 platform, a bzImage can masquerade as a PE/COFF image,
+thereby convincing EFI firmware loaders to load it as an EFI
+executable. The code that modifies the bzImage header, along with the
+EFI-specific entry point that the firmware loader jumps to are
+collectively known as the "EFI boot stub", and live in
+arch/x86/boot/header.S and arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.c,
+respectively.
+
+By using the EFI boot stub it's possible to boot a Linux kernel
+without the use of a conventional EFI boot loader, such as grub or
+elilo. Since the EFI boot stub performs the jobs of a boot loader, in
+a certain sense it *IS* the boot loader.
+
+The EFI boot stub is enabled with the CONFIG_EFI_STUB kernel option.
+
+
+**** How to install bzImage.efi
+
+The bzImage located in arch/x86/boot/bzImage must be copied to the EFI
+System Partiion (ESP) and renamed with the extension ".efi". Without
+the extension the EFI firmware loader will refuse to execute it. It's
+not possible to execute bzImage.efi from the usual Linux file systems
+because EFI firmware doesn't have support for them.
+
+
+**** Passing kernel parameters from the EFI shell
+
+Arguments to the kernel can be passed after bzImage.efi, e.g.
+
+ fs0:> bzImage.efi console=ttyS0 root=/dev/sda4
+
+
+**** The "initrd=" option
+
+Like most boot loaders, the EFI stub allows the user to specify
+multiple initrd files using the "initrd=" option. This is the only EFI
+stub-specific command line parameter, everything else is passed to the
+kernel when it boots.
+
+The path to the initrd file must be an absolute path from the
+beginning of the ESP, relative path names do not work. Also, the path
+is an EFI-style path and directory elements must be separated with
+backslashes (\). For example, given the following directory layout,
+
+fs0:>
+ Kernels\
+ bzImage.efi
+ initrd-large.img
+
+ Ramdisks\
+ initrd-small.img
+ initrd-medium.img
+
+to boot with the initrd-large.img file if the current working
+directory is fs0:\Kernels, the following command must be used,
+
+ fs0:\Kernels> bzImage.efi initrd=\Kernels\initrd-large.img
+
+Notice how bzImage.efi can be specified with a relative path. That's
+because the image we're executing is interpreted by the EFI shell,
+which understands relative paths, whereas the rest of the command line
+is passed to bzImage.efi.
diff --git a/Documentation/x86/efi-stub.txt b/Documentation/x86/efi-stub.txt
deleted file mode 100644
index 44e6bb6..0000000
--- a/Documentation/x86/efi-stub.txt
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,65 +0,0 @@
- The EFI Boot Stub
- ---------------------------
-
-On the x86 platform, a bzImage can masquerade as a PE/COFF image,
-thereby convincing EFI firmware loaders to load it as an EFI
-executable. The code that modifies the bzImage header, along with the
-EFI-specific entry point that the firmware loader jumps to are
-collectively known as the "EFI boot stub", and live in
-arch/x86/boot/header.S and arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.c,
-respectively.
-
-By using the EFI boot stub it's possible to boot a Linux kernel
-without the use of a conventional EFI boot loader, such as grub or
-elilo. Since the EFI boot stub performs the jobs of a boot loader, in
-a certain sense it *IS* the boot loader.
-
-The EFI boot stub is enabled with the CONFIG_EFI_STUB kernel option.
-
-
-**** How to install bzImage.efi
-
-The bzImage located in arch/x86/boot/bzImage must be copied to the EFI
-System Partiion (ESP) and renamed with the extension ".efi". Without
-the extension the EFI firmware loader will refuse to execute it. It's
-not possible to execute bzImage.efi from the usual Linux file systems
-because EFI firmware doesn't have support for them.
-
-
-**** Passing kernel parameters from the EFI shell
-
-Arguments to the kernel can be passed after bzImage.efi, e.g.
-
- fs0:> bzImage.efi console=ttyS0 root=/dev/sda4
-
-
-**** The "initrd=" option
-
-Like most boot loaders, the EFI stub allows the user to specify
-multiple initrd files using the "initrd=" option. This is the only EFI
-stub-specific command line parameter, everything else is passed to the
-kernel when it boots.
-
-The path to the initrd file must be an absolute path from the
-beginning of the ESP, relative path names do not work. Also, the path
-is an EFI-style path and directory elements must be separated with
-backslashes (\). For example, given the following directory layout,
-
-fs0:>
- Kernels\
- bzImage.efi
- initrd-large.img
-
- Ramdisks\
- initrd-small.img
- initrd-medium.img
-
-to boot with the initrd-large.img file if the current working
-directory is fs0:\Kernels, the following command must be used,
-
- fs0:\Kernels> bzImage.efi initrd=\Kernels\initrd-large.img
-
-Notice how bzImage.efi can be specified with a relative path. That's
-because the image we're executing is interpreted by the EFI shell,
-which understands relative paths, whereas the rest of the command line
-is passed to bzImage.efi.
diff --git a/arch/x86/Kconfig b/arch/x86/Kconfig
index b32ebf9..ec65b51 100644
--- a/arch/x86/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/x86/Kconfig
@@ -1579,7 +1579,7 @@ config EFI_STUB
This kernel feature allows a bzImage to be loaded directly
by EFI firmware without the use of a bootloader.

- See Documentation/x86/efi-stub.txt for more information.
+ See Documentation/efi-stub.txt for more information.

config SECCOMP
def_bool y
--
1.7.10.4


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