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Re: Interest in a patch to edit/view EFI Boot* variables

From: Daniel Kiper
Subject: Re: Interest in a patch to edit/view EFI Boot* variables
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 12:16:02 +0200
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 05:14:02PM +0200, Sam van Kampen via Grub-devel wrote:
> Hey all,
> To solve a problem I faced on my own system I've been working on a
> patch that adds support for viewing and editing EFI Boot* variables
> (BootOrder, BootNext, BootXXXX) from GRUB, and was wondering if there
> was any interest in including the functionality upstream.
> In its current form, the patch adds a new module (efibootvars.mod),
> which adds the commands `bootnext`, `bootentries` and `bootorder`.
> My plan is to send the patch for review once I've finished view and
> edit functionality for `bootnext` and `bootorder`. `bootentries` can
> currently only show BootXXXX variables - I might add support for
> editing them in a subsequent patch, but they are a significantly more
> complex data structure (EFI_LOAD_OPTION), hence editing is not
> currently included.
> Please let me know what you think,

Makes sense for me. So, please post it. Though I would consider
disabling that functionality if UEFI secure boot is enabled. Please
take a look at grub-core/commands/efi/shim_lock.c for more details.


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