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

Ady Ady ady-sf at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 26 08:01:00 PDT 2016

> >> Let me double check what the status of 6.04-pre1 is. Maybe this patch
> >> is not necessary at all!
> OK, I have verified beyond doubt that 6.04-pre1 (prebuilt from
> kernel.org) indeed does fix the issue on the affected systems.
> Again, sorry for the churn!
> Best Regards,
> - Chris
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?


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