[syslinux] [PATCH] Fix for crash with certain EFIs
stappers at stappers.nl
Sat Oct 29 04:45:57 PDT 2016
On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 03:01:00PM +0000, Ady Ady via Syslinux wrote:
> > >> 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.
> 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?
I agree with the majority that is shouting "somebody else should do it"
and I'm looking for a way to support that minority that is actual doing it.
Leven en laten leven
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