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Re: GRUB 2.12 release, etc.

From: Daniel Kiper
Subject: Re: GRUB 2.12 release, etc.
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 15:00:18 +0200
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)


Adding Ard, Atish, Fu, Heinrich, Leif and Nikita...

On Tue, Jun 14, 2022 at 05:48:39PM +0800, Xiaotian Wu wrote:
> Hi Daniel.
> Thank you for your release plan.
> I would like to ask, can GRUB-2.12 add a new LoongArch architecture support?

Sure, I will start reviewing them in the following weeks...

> LoongArch is a RISC instruction set from China. Currently, Linux-5.19 adds
> LoongArch CPU support and will support complete EFIStub in version 5.20.
> On GRUB, including 2 patch sets:
> 1. Add the basic support of LoongArch so that GRUB can run on the LoongArch
> machine. See
> 2. Add the loader for kernel, but it depends on a series of patch of
> Loadfile2. See

Oh, LoadFile2, I think it would be nice if somebody revives this patch
series [1], [2]. I sent my comments a few months ago and nothing happened.
Nikita or anybody else, could you take my comments into account and post v4?

> These patchs are already available, and tested on CLFS and Archlinux for
> LoongArch.
> If we plan to support LoongArch in GRUB-2.12, I will update these patchs and
> release the 4th version of the patch for review.

If you could rebase them on latest master that would be perfect.



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