Re: [edk2] Corrupted EFI region

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Mon Aug 05 2013 - 14:12:31 EST

On Mon, Aug 05, 2013 at 08:50:17AM -0700, Andrew Fish wrote:
> AFAICT EFI pre-dates kexec merge into mainline by a number of years as
> SetVirtualaddressMap() was part of EFI 1.0 (previous millennium)

Ok, fair enough.

> The EFI to UEFI conversion was placing EFI 1.10 into an industry
> standard, UEFI 2.0. UEFI is an industry standard so some one just
> needs to make a proposal to update the spec. The edk2 open source
> project is not part of the standards body so complaining on this
> mailing list is not going to get anything changed.

Right, I don't think that even changing the spec would help - it would
actually make things worse because then we'd have to differentiate
between UEFI versions: those which can do SetVirtualaddressMap() more
than once and the older ones.

So let's drop the discussion here - it is what it is, it is too late to
change anything. At least we talked about it. :-)



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