Re: [PATCH] Documentation: x86: boot: reserve type_of_loader=13 for barebox
From: Ahmad Fatoum
Date: Sun Oct 02 2022 - 03:16:01 EST
On 02.10.22 00:45, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Fri, May 13, 2022 at 04:30:39PM +0200, Ahmad Fatoum wrote:
>> barebox built as EFI payload has been booting Linux on x86 with
>> type_of_loader=0xff since v2015.09.0.
> What is barebox?
> That https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barebox ?
> That version number v2015 - am I to understand it that it has been
> booting Linux since the year 2015?
> In any case, it would be useful to explain a bit what it is here.
Release cadence is monthly. Starting with release v2015.09.0,
type_of_loader=0xff was being used. I figured it's about time, we
allocate an ID for it.
>> Reserve 13, the next free id, so this can be used instead.
> Sure, I guess, why not.
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