Re: [PATCH v1 3/6] driver: Google EFI SMI

From: Mike Waychison
Date: Wed Jan 26 2011 - 20:22:46 EST

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 3:58 PM, Mike Waychison <mikew@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 6:46 PM, Greg KH <greg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> So, let me ask, what specifically are you wanting to import/export
>> to/from the kernel here?  Have you thought about other kernel/user apis
>> instead of ioctls?  What is forcing you to use ioctls?
> I'm not sure if you are trying to suggest that there is a better way
> to solve these problems without actually saying so.  We could probably
> use a different interface, sure.

Well, I managed to find efivars.c, and it seems like I can probably
massage it to do what I want as several of the calls I'd like to
export to userland mirror portions of the EFI runtime services page.
That won't take care of all of the firmware calls I'd like to export,
but it's a start.
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