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Re: [Xen-devel] EFI GetNextVariableName crashes when running under Xen, but not under Linux. efi-rs=0 works. No memmap issues

On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 08:43:19AM +0000, Jan Beulich wrote:
> >>> On 27.01.15 at 21:18, <daniel.kiper@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 07:54:30AM +0000, Jan Beulich wrote:
> >> Plus the issue here is not just a matter of mapping BS memory, but
> >> also not making it available to the allocator. That in turn may yield
> >
> > Yep, however, I thought that if a memory region is reserved in E820
> > then it is also automatically removed from allocator pool.
> That's correct.
> >> conversion happens _before_ the normal command line parsing.
> >
> > I am going to align EFI early command line parser to legacy
> > BIOS early boot path parser (I think about vga command line
> > option). So, I think that this EFI "bug" work could be based
> > on it.
> The vga option is completely meaningless under EFI. And any such

Yep, I know that we have GOP there. I meant that user should have
a chance to choose arbitrary mode like in case of VGA. Currently,
he or she could only rely on automatic mode detection or just disable
this mechanism. So, I think we should implement vga option (or rename
it to gop) as is (maybe with some minor changes) in early EFI code.

> workaround implementation would ideally be done in a backportable
> way, i.e. without depending on a huge pile of other changes.

We add more and more early options, so, maybe we could workout
something generic, easily reusable in other cases.


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