Re: [patch 1/3] efivars driver update and move

From: Matt Domsch <>
Date: 2004-04-24 08:29:45
On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 10:32:19AM -0700, Matt Tolentino wrote:
> Andrew,
> I broke up the efivars driver update patch I had sent out
> quite a while ago into several smaller patches.  This 
> includes several fixes and suggestions that were pointed
> out.  The patches are broken down as follows:
> 2 - add new sysfs based efivars driver into
>     drivers/firmware with accompanying Kconfig/Makefile 
>     changes to make it fully functional for ia64 again.

Trying these against 2.6.5 + ia64 patch, with efibootmgr-0.5.2-test2.

Works: reading, deleting values.
Doesn't work:  creating and editing values

I note that efibootmgr prints out a warning when it can't read
nonexistant variables, like BootNext.  I'll remove that warning.

It's likely a bug in efibootmgr, as this is the first time I've tried
the sysfs side of things.  If you're in a position to help debug, I'd
appreciate it.


Matt Domsch
Sr. Software Engineer, Lead Engineer
Dell Linux Solutions &
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Received on Fri Apr 23 18:32:47 2004

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