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Re: IA64 port

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: IA64 port
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 12:32:19 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 11:35:26AM +0100, address@hidden wrote:
> Quoting Robert Millan <address@hidden>:
> > > > Why is this needed?  I'm not sure if it's good to exploit this
> > "unreliability"
> > > > feature that fat provides us ;-)
> > >
> > > On EFI, the prefix is extracted from an EFI path, whose case may not match
> > > the FAT entries.
> >
> > Can you be more specific about this?  What do the specs say?  We wrote
> > /boot/grub ourselves via grub-install;  is an EFI-compliant firmware
> > allowed to actively mess up case in paths we provided?
> On EFI, we don't really know where grub is stored.  There is a filesystem
> layout convention we'd better to follow.  As a consequence, we extract the
> path from an EFI structure (I didn't write this code - it's in the EFI common
> code).

What would you think of case-insensitive search in grub_efi_set_prefix() ?

Robert Millan

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