[syslinux] [PATCH] Fix for crash with certain EFIs

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Nov 18 12:19:51 PST 2016

On 10/26/16 08:01, Ady Ady via Syslinux wrote:
> OK, so, from the user's point of view, the solution is already in 
> 6.04-pre1. Yet, I would like to express my appreciation for the 
> proposed patches, the information and the feedback; really.
> The proposed patches might help some package maintainer that is not 
> ready / willing to update to 6.04(-pre1). Moreover, the last proposed 
> patch might trigger the re-evaluation of the current code anyway, 
> looking for some potential improvement.
> @geneC, hpa, everyone... Considering prior email threads about some 
> popular hardware failing with Syslinux version 6.03 in some way or 
> another (e.g. HP Proliant gen9 among others), I am now wondering 
> whether this issue (i.e. red zone flag, Windows ABI compatibility) 
> should be mentioned in the official Syslinux wiki, with links to 
> potential patches and/or commits and/or suggesting to test 6.04-pre1. 
> The same wondering goes to the Chromebooks matter (which is unrelated 
> to this particular email thread). Wiki pages such as "Hardware 
> Compatibility", "Common Problems" and "Building" might come to mind. 
> Any comments / thoughts?

Yes; this is also why I would like promote 6.04 to an official release,
it is clearly better than 6.03 which is a good reason to promote (people
generally don't pick up prereleases.)  I would love to carve out some
time and catch up with the missing stuff, but it is really hard for me
right now.


More information about the Syslinux mailing list