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Re: [PATCH] font: Try opening fonts from the bundled memdisk

From: Robbie Harwood
Subject: Re: [PATCH] font: Try opening fonts from the bundled memdisk
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2023 07:56:01 -0400

Chris Coulson <> writes:

> Grub since 93a786a00163e50c29f0394df198518617e1c9a5 has enforced
> verification of font files in secure boot mode. In order to continue to
> be able to load some default fonts, vendors may bundle them with their
> signed EFI image by adding them to the built-in memdisk.
> This change makes the font loader try loading fonts from the memdisk
> before the prefix path when attempting to load a font file by specifying
> its filename, which avoids having to make changes to grub configurations
> in order to accommodate memdisk bundled fonts. It expects the directory
> structure to be the same as fonts stored in the prefix path
> (ie, /fonts/<name>.pf2).
> Signed-off-by: Chris Coulson <>

Thanks for posting this.

Reviewed-by: Robbie Harwood <>

Be well,

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