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Re: [PATCH] grub-install: check for arm-efi as a default target

From: Leif Lindholm
Subject: Re: [PATCH] grub-install: check for arm-efi as a default target
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:01:12 +0000
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 02:53:48PM +0000, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> >> Right, this clearly needs a fix.
> >>
> >> > Heavily inspired by the existing code for x86.
> >>
> >> Mmm. I would much prefer if we could break out the efi test in a
> >> separate helper function. And clean it up while we're at it.
> >
> >fyi, I made an attempt at this a while back:
> >
> >
> >
> Arg, sorry - never saw those or I'd have commented already. :-/
> Looking now:
>  * I'm not sure I'd bother with the is_efi() change in the
>    Windows-specific code but meh. :-)
>  * You're only allowing arm-efi as a default when is_virt() is
>    true. While I'm also *initially* caring about armhf VMs myself, I
>    think that changes in recent U-Boot mean that arm-efi is a sensible
>    option on bare metal too?

My take is that at some point _after_ the next release of GRUB, we
should consider switching the default for arm. And at some later point
we should probably nuke the U-Boot port completely.

The U-Boot API is not properly maintained, and the UEFI API in U-Boot


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