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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen.efi and secure boot

>>> On 30.11.12 at 11:42, George Dunlap <dunlapg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 10:27 AM, Jan Beulich <JBeulich@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> So I learned a little more meanwhile - it's not that trivial: I'm told
>> the shim uses UEFI services to do the verification, and those
>> services only handle PE images. But we obviously can't reasonably
>> expect the Dom0 kernel to be packaged as PE image, as that
>> would then be unusable as DomU kernel (on older hosts at least,
>> i.e. even if we added a PE loader to libxc).
> Sorry for the n00b question, but what's a PE image in this context?

"Portable Executable", i.e. the binary format used by Windows
and EFI for their executables.


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