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Re: [PATCH] Add apple_set_os command

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add apple_set_os command
Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2014 07:46:39 +0100
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On 31.12.2013 00:11, SevenBits wrote:
> On Monday, December 30, 2013, Andreas Heider wrote:
>     The EFI on current macbooks configures hardware differently depending
>     on wether it is booting Mac OS X or a different os, for example
>     disabling the internal GPU completely on some models.
>     Mac OS X identifies itself using a custom EFI protocol.
>     This adds a command that fakes the os identification, making all
>     hardware accessible.
> Just a question: I do a lot of booting Linux on MacBooks, and I
> frequently suffer from this issue. How do we know that this code
> actually works?
Run on a mac with this code and without and compare results. The ship of
"works by sane design" has long since sailed away. For most
manufacturers it's somewhere in Moon orbit but for apple it has long
since left solar system.

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