When will the FreeBSD (u)EFI work?

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Mon Mar 30 03:26:33 UTC 2020

On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 9:23 PM Rebecca Cran <rebecca at bsdio.com> wrote:

> > On Mar 29, 2020, at 9:11 PM, Nathan Whitehorn <nwhitehorn at freebsd.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> But at the moment how often do users mount the ESP and update loader.efi
> on it? So it seems it rarely _needs_ to be updated at the moment.

True, but as we move from boot1.efi to loader.efi, the need will grow...
Even if we keep boot1.efi, loader.efi will be needed for interesting secure
systems, so we can't cop-out like we have in the past.


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