ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Thu Sep 23 04:41:28 EDT 2021
On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 09:32:00AM +0200, Bjørn Mork wrote:
> Ruben Safir <ruben at mrbrklyn.com> writes:
> > I really just want to know what efi varriables exist and why we have a
> > sys file for them
> The "why" question is answered here:
I read that, but for my purposes it is circular.
They created another virtual fielsystem because the current
/sys and /proc entries seemed to fail to do something consistently
as UEFI developed and was grafted on the current kernel.
It doesn't explain why these new variables were needed in the
> The "what" question doesn't have a short answer. If you don't want the
> long one, then that's fine. You don't need to worry about efi
> variables. Leave them alone and they will do you no harm.
They are a problem and present a securilty risk. I can't change
anything and nobody asks me about OS design, but it does cause
real problems and I run into them repeatedly at installfests.
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