[syslinux] efilinux release 0.8

KESHAV P.R. skodabenz at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 08:29:42 PDT 2011

On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 23:51, Matt Fleming <matt at console-pimps.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-07-28 at 20:12 +0530, KESHAV P.R. wrote:
>> Hi,
>>      Compile error in Archlinux x86_64 with gcc-multilib 4.6.1 ,
>> gnu-efi 3.0k (x86_64 UEFI libs only) - GIT devel branch - snapshot
>> http://git.kernel.org/?p=boot/efilinux/efilinux.git;a=snapshot;h=471830a5a7494b6ca59f914cc7e93e75ed4b2a88;sf=tgz
>> cc -I. -I/usr/include/efi -I/usr/include/efi/x86_64
>> -DEFI_FUNCTION_WRAPPER -fPIC -fshort-wchar -ffreestanding -Wall -Ifs/
>> -Iloaders/ -Dx86_64 -Werror   -c -o entry.o entry.c
>> In file included from entry.c:38:0:
>> protocol.h: In function 'locate_protocol':
>> protocol.h:62:31: error: 'EFI_BOOT_SERVICES' has no member named
>> 'LocateProtocol'
>> make: *** [entry.o] Error 1
>> gnu-efi 3.0k File list (libs in /usr/lib/ not /usr/lib64 in Archlinux)
> Hi Keshav, thanks for trying efilinux. This compilation error is a known
> problem. Fedora (which is running on my development machine) is carrying
> patches that update EFI_BOOT_SERVICES with some more function pointers
> as specified in the UEFI 2.0 specification - LocateProtocol is one such
> function pointer.
> Those patches were pushed into the gnu-efi trunk last week, so gnu-efi
> 3.0l is required to build efilinux if you're not running Fedora.

gnu-efi 3.0l is missing the <gnu-efi-srcdir>/inc/efipciio.h file. Can
you please correct this upstream (if you know the upstream
maintainer)? Thanks in advance.

>> Can this be built using Tianocore EDK2 libraries instead of gnu-efi.
> That possibility has been discussed in the past, and while there
> currently is no support for building with anything other than gnu-efi,
> patches to build with alternative libraries are welcome. It should
> simply be a case of adding alternate definitions for some of the static
> inline functions in the header files and adding some Makefile glue.
>> Also is this going to be syslinux UEFI bootloader or independent of
>> it? Thanks for the program.
> This project is separate from, but related to, UEFI support in Syslinux.
> The Syslinux implementation will likely be based on efilinux, but will
> probably not include any efilinux code directly.
> --
> Matt Fleming, Intel Open Source Technology Center



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