Re: [PATCH] x86, efi: Don't recursively acquire rtc_lock

From: Matt Fleming
Date: Mon Aug 15 2011 - 14:18:13 EST

On Wed, 2011-08-10 at 14:12 +0100, Jan Beulich wrote:
> Bottom line - the fix here is needed for 32-bit booting only (and
> hence isn't - afaic - as critical as I first thought). But the adjustment
> I'm holding is a necessary one (and I don't even understand why,
> when 32- and 64-bit EFI code got merged, this was left 32-bit only),
> and the NX consolidation change needs to be fixed too (basically as
> a prerequisite).

But the rtc-lock patch is independent and can be merged on its own,
right? Sure the other issues need fixing but there's no sense in holding
up the rtc-lock patch, since with it applied my machine actually boots.

Matt Fleming, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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