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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC] ARM VM System Sepcification

On 2/26/14 10:34 AM, Christoffer Dall wrote:
ARM VM System Specification

See also the thread forked off to the EFI dev list, about using existing EFI ByteCode (EBC) for this new purpose, especially the informative reply from Andrew Fish of Apple.com:


Today, EBC is created by Intel, and targets Intel's 3 platforms, but no ARM platforms yet. Today existing EFI uses EBC "VM", existing implementation exists with BSD license. EBC's goal was to let IHVs share Option ROM style drivers, not have to ship multiple ones. Having ARM and Intel use the same VM/bytecode would be even better for IHVs. I'm unclear to your non-EFI use cases, so may not be useful outside EFI. IMO the main issue with EBC is only commercial Intel and Microsoft compilers support it, not GCC or CLang. IP clarify of this Intel creation would also be an issue, but apparently UEFI Forum owns the spec.

There are too many lists CC'ed already, but if this becomes a valid option, the linux-efi list on kernel.org needs to get invited. :-)


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