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Linux 5.7 EFI Changes: "The GRUB Project Is Showing Signs Of Life Again"

Mar 31, 2020, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)
Ingo Molnar on Monday began sending in his feature pull requests for the Linux 5.7 kernel merge window. Of the pull requests worth noting are the EFI changes.


Molnar characterized the GRUB boot-loader project as "showing signs of life again" following the recent introduction of a generic Linux/UEFI boot protocol rather than "x86 specific hacks". The hope is that over time all new extensions will be introduced via that protocol to avoid these hacks for cleaning up the EFI kernel boot code in due course.

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