When will the FreeBSD (u)EFI work?

Nathan Whitehorn nwhitehorn at freebsd.org
Mon Mar 30 03:11:27 UTC 2020

On 2020-03-29 20:02, Simon J. Gerraty wrote:
> Nathan Whitehorn <nwhitehorn at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> It's basically this that has been the problem: we need a way to manage
>> updates of the EFI loader in this situation, which we don't currently
>> have. The ESP needs to be mounted at a standard point,
>> installworld/freebsd-update/etc. need to know to replace files there, we
>> need to fall back cleanly on older systems, etc. The original (failed --
> Actually if you are doing secure boot, the *last* thing you want is to
> update /efi/boot with an unsigned update.
> So I would think it should be done as a unique operation - do you don't
> do it accidentally.
> At least that's how I'm handling it for embedded devices.
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The problem then is that we have treated loader as a
continuously-updatable part of the OS, like the kernel, and the update
system and development process assumes they get updated in sync.

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