BOOTX64.EFI padding

Victor Sudakov vas at
Wed Dec 23 04:19:11 UTC 2020

Dear Colleagues,

 From reading uefi(8) one can make the conclusion that boot1.efi is
*the* binary which is put to the EFI partition as BOOTx64.efi. 

However when I examine the files /boot/boot1.efi and
/mnt/efi/boot/BOOTx64.efi (or BOOTx64.efi from the /boot/boot1.efifat
filesystem image), I see that BOOTx64.efi is first identical to
boot1.efi, but then it's padded with spaces. Why is that?

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
2:5005/49 at fidonet
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