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Re: [alpine-devel] efivar,efibootmgr: stabilization on all architectures

From: Michael Davies <>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:36:54 +1100


I have an aarch64 system that uses UEFI that I can test with. My experience with EFI on arm is that it’s even more fickle than on x86, so if possible it would be good to test on several platforms. This system is a gigabyte mt30-gs0 board with a cavium thunderx chip. I’ll test out alpine on it this weekend.


> On 24 Jan 2018, at 11:00 am, A. Wilcox <> wrote:
>> On 01/23/18 09:54, Lucas Ramage wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I would like to get these two packages into main but I need help testing
>> all of the different architectures.
>> I have x86_64, x86 covered as those are fairly standard these days and I
>> have plenty of hardware to test them on, but I do not have a way to test
>> any of the following:
>> - ppc64le
> I only have ppc64 (not le), but I can tell you from experience that no
> POWER or PowerPC system released by IBM, Freescale, Sony, Amiga, Apple,
> etc use EFI.
> Most use either OpenFirmware (incl. SLOF) or proprietary firmware. The
> newer IBM (and compatible) machines use OPAL.
> Therefore, the packages should really be arch="x86 x86_64 aarch64" only.
> (Maybe armhf? I'm unaware of any 32-bit ARM SoCs that use [U]EFI
> besides the HTC One M8 Windows Edition, which can't be flashed with
> Linux or Android.)
> Best,
> --arw
> --
> A. Wilcox (awilfox)
> Project Lead, Adélie Linux

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