[ipxe-devel] [PATCH] [efi] make load file protocol optional

Laszlo Ersek lersek at redhat.com
Thu Feb 12 15:39:20 UTC 2015

On 02/12/15 16:35, Laszlo Ersek wrote:
> edk2: since shim would call LoadFile() with BootPolicy=FALSE -- because
> the file it would be loading would not be a boot selection --, the
> current EFI_UNSUPPORTED branch in EfiPxeLoadFile() would not be taken,
> and shim might not fall back to EFI_PXE_BASE_CODE_PROTOCOL. Therefore
> FilePath would be necessary to handle here.

That's a thinko, sorry. BootPolicy=FALSE would trigger EFI_UNSUPPORTED.

For me that makes it depend on how easily I could get the corresponding
code into shim (and how fast it would be signed).


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