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From: Ahmad Fatoum <a.fatoum@pengutronix.de>
To: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
Cc: hpa@zytor.com, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>,
	Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>,
	x86@kernel.org, Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>,
	barebox@lists.infradead.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-doc@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Documentation: x86: boot: reserve type_of_loader=13 for barebox
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2022 09:15:09 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <5da3593c-1607-9075-e1ac-1e384fd62b93@pengutronix.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YzjDHOWkIoWF+h/R@zn.tnic>

Hello,

On 02.10.22 00:45, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Fri, May 13, 2022 at 04:30:39PM +0200, Ahmad Fatoum wrote:
>> barebox built as EFI payload has been booting Linux on x86 with
>> type_of_loader=0xff since v2015.09.0.
> 
> What is barebox?
> 
> That https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barebox ?

Yes.

> 
> That version number v2015 - am I to understand it that it has been
> booting Linux since the year 2015?
> 
> In any case, it would be useful to explain a bit what it is here.

Release cadence is monthly. Starting with release v2015.09.0,
type_of_loader=0xff was being used. I figured it's about time, we
allocate an ID for it.

> 
>> Reserve 13, the next free id, so this can be used instead.
> 
> Sure, I guess, why not.
> 
> Thx.
Cheers,
Ahmad


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  reply	other threads:[~2022-10-02  7:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-05-13 14:30 Ahmad Fatoum
2022-10-01 22:45 ` Borislav Petkov
2022-10-02  7:15   ` Ahmad Fatoum [this message]
2022-10-02 11:29     ` Borislav Petkov

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