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Re: [PATCH 0/2] *** SUBJECT HERE ***

From: Daniel Kiper
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] *** SUBJECT HERE ***
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:56:47 +0100
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 03:04:49PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> Some UEFI firmware is easily provoked into running out of space in its
> variable storage.  This is usually due to certain kernel drivers (e.g.
> pstore), but regardless of the cause it can cause grub-install to fail
> because it currently asks efibootmgr to delete and re-add entries, and
> the deletion often doesn't result in an immediate garbage collection.
> Writing variables frequently also increases wear on the NVRAM which may
> have limited write cycles.  For these reasons, it's desirable to find a
> way to minimise writes while still allowing grub-install to ensure that
> a suitable boot entry exists.
> This short patch series does so by using the efivar and efiboot
> libraries directly.

This looks like something for longer discussion. So, I am going to take
the patchset after the release if you do not convince me that it should
land in the GRUB 2.04.

And I agree with Steve comments.


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