Re: [PATCH 1/2] x86/efi: Map EFI memmap entries in-order at runtime

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Tue Sep 29 2015 - 20:55:56 EST

On 09/27/2015 11:16 PM, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> So the question is, what does Windows do?
> PC firmware is a hostile environment for Linux, to be compatible the best we can
> do is to mimic the environment that the firmware is tested under - i.e. try to use
> the firmware in the way Windows uses it.

Windows apparently went through the same exercise of breakage followed
by a fix. It is unknown if Windows will preserve gaps since those are
not manifest on existing firmware.


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