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@ 2012-03-16 14:18 Matt Fleming
  2012-03-16 14:18 ` [PATCH 1/3] x86, efi: Only close open files in error path Matt Fleming
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From: Matt Fleming @ 2012-03-16 14:18 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: H. Peter Anvin; +Cc: Matthew Garret, Matt Fleming, linux-kernel, x86

From: Matt Fleming <matt.fleming@intel.com>

Some people trying out the EFI stub have been confused about the
syntax for the initrd= option, so this series adds some information to
Documentation/x86. It also adds some helpful error messages, as
previously if the user specified an incorrect initrd filename the
machine just appeared to hang. Now at least it will print a message
saying that it couldn't open the file.

The first patch is actually a bug fix for an issue where the wrong
loop counter was used when trying to close initrd files in the error
path, which caused the machine to hang because a garbage pointer was
dereferenced.

Ideally I'd like to squeeze at least the last two patches in before
v3.3 is released.

Matt Fleming (3):
  x86, efi: Only close open files in error path
  x86, efi; Add EFI boot stub console support
  x86, efi: Add EFI boot stub documentation

 Documentation/x86/efi-stub.txt   |   65 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 arch/x86/Kconfig                 |    2 +
 arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.c |   88 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------
 arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.h |    6 +++
 4 files changed, 144 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/x86/efi-stub.txt

-- 
1.7.4.4


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