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Re: [PATCH] bless command

From: Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: [PATCH] bless command
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 10:06:19 +0200

> Hi,
> After more testing, I believe the booting process works like this:
> One important difference between openfirmware and efi is that
> openfirmware stores file path in nvram, while efi stores device path.
> The default boot file for openfirmware is like this:
> device:\\+tbxi
> Which means the files which +tbxi attribute in the blessed directory.
> But efi only store the boot device (uuid), so it needs to use the
> blessed file to boot.
> So to distinguish these two situation, we can have too options for bless:
> bless [--bootinfo PATH_TO_BOOTX] [[--bootefi PATH_TO_BOOTEFI]
> --bootinfo set the blessed directory plus +tbxi, while --bootefi set
> the blessed file, this way we could specify different boot files for
> openfirmware and efi, something like this:
> bless --bootinfo /grub.elf --bootefi grub.efi
The --botinfo and --bootefi in this case are independent. I don't see
why it would be stuffed in the same command. What about:
blessefi - change blessed file
blessofw - change blessed directory +tbxi
blessdir - change blessed directory
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