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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: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:31:18 +0100

>>> On 22.10.13 at 11:26, Ian Campbell <address@hidden> wrote:
> AIUI "efilinux" is somewhat badly named and does not use the Linux Boot
> Protocol (i.e. the (b)zImage stuff with real mode entry point) either.
> It actually loads and executes the kernel binary as a PE/COFF executable
> (the native UEFI binary executable format). xen.efi is a PE/COFF binary
> too and could equally well be launched by linuxefi in this way.

Except that unless I'm mistaken "linuxefi" still expects to find certain
Linux-specific internal data structures inside the PE image, which I
don't see us wanting to be emulating. That's the main difference to
"chainloader" afaict.


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