Re: [PATCH] firmware/efi: export a routine to retrieve efi-variablesby GUID

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Mon Mar 21 2011 - 15:12:30 EST

On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 12:07:18PM -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> Ideally this would have been something that just showed up in an
> option-rom bar on the device, but that did not happen so it is left
> to software. For legacy-bios we scan adapter rom space looking for
> our table, for efi it's comparatively cleaner we just grab this efi
> variable identified by its own GUID.

In the worse case a late merged icsi driver just wouldn't support
EFI-based boards out ot the box until 2.6.40. I don't think that
is too much of an issue.

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