[ipxe-devel] Relative interest in snponly.efi?

Ben Hildred 42656e at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 17:44:10 UTC 2014

I haven't become fully familiar with netbooting EFI which as far as i can
tell looks great on paper, but has in several communities been dismissed
with don't bother, too much work. I am trying to build a framework for
netbooting everything (http://unboot.hildred.us/) and ipxe is a critical
component in several architectures, and it appears that snponly.efi is also
going to be critical for efi platforms, but I have limited resources for
testing (a mac mini with a 32 bit processor).

On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 11:16 AM, Jarrod Johnson <jarrod.b.johnson at gmail.com>

> Since I'm rebasing to recent iPXE, thought I'd take the opportunity to ask
> if there is general disinterest in snponly.efi?  Notably I see that I must
> continue to apply my dance to check loaded image for SNP when
> last_opened_snpdev finds nothing in efi_image.c and also have to revert
> "Disable SNP devices when running iPXE as the application"
> I will confess to not fully understanding what
> f473b9c3f66a2166129e1f60774f56e673423c5a buys, but I'm presuming it is
> trying to suspend a 'factory' SNP implementation to avoid conflicting with
> iPXE when iPXE has a driver built in?  I really didn't read much more than
> the commit message since firmware development is still a bit too magical
> for my brain...
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