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From: Matt Fleming <matt <at> console-pimps.org>
Subject: [PATCH 0/9] x86 EFI boot stub
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel
Date: Thursday 11th August 2011 10:59:37 UTC (over 5 years ago)
From: Matt Fleming 

This series adds support for an EFI boot stub, similar to the existing
BIOS boot stub. The result is that you can boot a bzImage on an EFI
machine without the use of a boot loader by making the bzImage appear
to the EFI firmware to be an EFI application. Also, a single bzImage
can be booted on either a BIOS or EFI machine.

Using the EFI boot stub has the advantage that the kernel is
responsible for configuring the machine to the point where we can
fully boot the kernel, so we are no longer at the mercy of the boot
loader.

This series is also available in the 'x86/efi-stub' branch at,

     git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/mfleming/linux-2.6.git

Matt Fleming (9):
  x86: Don't use magic strings for EFI loader signature
  efi.h: Add struct definition for boot time services
  efi.h: Add efi_image_loaded_t
  efi.h: Add allocation types for boottime->allocate_pages()
  efi.h: Add graphics protocol guid
  efi.h: Add boottime->locate_handle search types
  efi: Add EFI file I/O data types
  x86, efi: EFI boot stub support
  x86, efi: Make efi_call_phys_prelog() CONFIG_RELOCATABLE-aware

 arch/x86/Kconfig                       |    7 +
 arch/x86/boot/compressed/Makefile      |   10 +-
 arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.c       |  779
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 arch/x86/boot/compressed/efi_stub_32.S |   87 ++++
 arch/x86/boot/compressed/efi_stub_64.S |    1 +
 arch/x86/boot/compressed/head_32.S     |   13 +
 arch/x86/boot/compressed/head_64.S     |   11 +
 arch/x86/boot/compressed/string.c      |    9 +
 arch/x86/boot/header.S                 |  157 +++++++
 arch/x86/boot/string.c                 |   35 ++
 arch/x86/boot/tools/build.c            |   27 ++
 arch/x86/include/asm/efi.h             |    4 +
 arch/x86/kernel/setup.c                |    7 +-
 arch/x86/platform/efi/efi_32.c         |   22 +-
 include/linux/efi.h                    |  130 ++++++-
 15 files changed, 1282 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.c
 create mode 100644 arch/x86/boot/compressed/efi_stub_32.S
 create mode 100644 arch/x86/boot/compressed/efi_stub_64.S

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