[U-Boot] Should UEFI be disabled on ARM11 boards by default?

Matthias Brugger mbrugger at suse.com
Wed Nov 20 11:09:11 UTC 2019

On 19/11/2019 19:44, Heinrich Schuchardt wrote:
> Dear maintainers,
> "Pull request for UEFI sub-system for efi-2020-01-rc4" disables the UEFI
> sub-system for all boards except ARMv8, ARMv7, ARM11. This is necessary
> as UEFI requires support for unaligned access. For ARM11 a function is
> provided to switch unaligned access support on.
> Tom suggested to disable UEFI by default on ARM11 to reduce the size of
> the U-Boot binary. This would concern the following boards:
> evb-ast2500_defconfig
> flea3_defconfig
> integratorcp_cm1136_defconfig
> mx31pdk_defconfig
> mx35pdk_defconfig
> rpi_0_w_defconfig
> rpi_defconfig
> woodburn_defconfig
> woodburn_sd_defconfig
> At least the Raspberry boards should have no problem with UEFI enabled.

So I'd prefer to have UEFI enabled on the RPi boards, so that we have one
consistent boot for all Raspberry Pi variants.


> Do you see a necessity to use EFI_LOADER=n as default for any of the
> boards in the list above?
> Best regards
> Heinrich

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