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Re: EFI and multiboot2 devlopment work for Xen

From: Jan Beulich
Subject: Re: EFI and multiboot2 devlopment work for Xen
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:37:21 +0100

>>> On 21.10.13 at 16:23, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 02:36:38PM +0100, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> >>> On 21.10.13 at 14:57, Daniel Kiper <address@hidden> wrote:
>> (Looking at the Cc list it's quite interesting that you copied a
>> whole lot of people, but not me as the maintainer of the EFI
>> bits in Xen.)
> I see this:
> From: Daniel Kiper <address@hidden>
> To: address@hidden, address@hidden,
>         address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden,
> You are on the 'To' instead of the 'CC'. That should make the email
> arrive at your mailbox much quicker than through the mailing list?

Indeed - I was clearly looking at the wrong place. I'm very sorry.

>> > What do you think about that?
>> > Any comments, suggestions, objections?
>> The complications here make it pretty clear to me that the
>> GrUB2-less solution (or, if GruB2 absolutely has to be involved,
>> its chain loading capability) I have been advocating continues
>> to be the better (and, as said before, conceptually correct)
>> model.
> However my understanding is that the general distro approach is
> to use GRUB2 and I think we want to follow the mainstream on this.
> Which means using GRUB2 and making sense of the myrid of patches
> that each distro has.

As does ours - and we simply use the chain loading mechanism as
I'm told (and as I suggested - I'm only occasionally involved in the
secure boot stuff).


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