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

Geert Stappers 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.

Geert Stappers
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