Re: RFC: Switching FreeBSD/EC2 images to UEFI boot

From: Rafal Lukawiecki via freebsd-cloud <>
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2021 12:30:23 +0100
> On 29 Aug 2021, at 05:05, Colin Percival <> wrote:
> We have a decision to make and I'm
> looking for input from the community.  Faster booting, or support for older
> EC2 instance types in our published AMIs?
> -- 
> Colin Percival

Thanks for asking, Colin. From my perspective, any improvement to boot times is highly welcome. I am not affected by the older/legacy instance types. I suspect that in the world of fast-changing cloud provisioning, and very much unlike in the world of real hardware, there would be less of a need to maintain support for older platforms. While it is important for FreeBSD to support older physical hardware, laptops, cards etc, I do not think that is as important for cloud platforms at all. However, I fully respect that others may have different perspectives, so please do not base your decision merely on mine.
Rafal Lukawiecki
Data Scientist 
Project Botticelli Ltd
Received on Sun Aug 29 2021 - 11:30:23 UTC

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