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Re: [PATCH 16/18] efi: create efi_exit_boot()

From: Ian Campbell
Subject: Re: [PATCH 16/18] efi: create efi_exit_boot()
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:17:08 +0000

On Fri, 2015-03-27 at 13:43 +0100, Daniel Kiper wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 12:10:56PM +0000, Jan Beulich wrote:
> > >>> On 27.03.15 at 13:00, <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > Additionally, efi_start()
> > > is architecture independent and efi_multiboot2() is x86 only and it should
> > > live in x86 files.
> >
> > Is that really the case? Looking at the grub2 sources I see support
> > for other than x86...
> Well... In theory multiboot protocol was designed as arch independet.
> However, docs define more precisely stuff for i386 and MIPS (multiboot2
> protocol only). As I know we do not care about MIPS. Additionally, so
> called muliboot protocol for ARM is completely different thing then
> multiboot protocols mentioned above

The ARM multiboot DT thing fits into the multiboot1 "namespace", since
it is unlikely there will ever be an ARM multiboot1.

It's possible that someone might spec and implement multiboot2 for ARM
as well, although whether than has any impact on the comments made in
this threadlet I've no idea..


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