New uefivars project leverages 9-year-old efibootmgr work

Finnbarr P. Murphy (fpmurphy) posted on his blog yesterday about his new project, uefivars, to retrieve and display information about UEFI variables. UEFI is the new firmware standard, replacing legacy BIOS over time, which is present on Dell 11G PowerEdge servers today. fpmurphy’s work is based largely on my own efibootmgr project which I started back in 2001 when first working on EFI for the Itanium processor. I’m glad to see renewed interest in this work as more people get exposed to UEFI on new systems. Perhaps it’s time, 9 years later, for bits of efibootmgr to turn into a library for use by applications like uefivars.

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  2. Jon Masters:

    Pretty cool to see UEFI replacing the BIOS in more places, but I’m still holding out a candle for OpenFirmware :)