[systemd-devel] [PATCH 1/2] systemctl: Add reboot to firmware support

Kay Sievers kay at vrfy.org
Tue Mar 17 03:56:26 PDT 2015

On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 9:10 AM, Jan Janssen <medhefgo at web.de> wrote:
> I certainly see the point of not adding fsck mode indication, but I'd still like to see
> this one go in. If your firmware and/or bootloader won't give you a chance to, the os is
> your only chance should you still be able to boot to it. And it's quite hard to even find
> out how to reboot to firmware unless you know that it's called os indication. There isn't
> even any convenient tool out there that allows you to do so, the best thing is fiddling
> with the variable yourself using the shell[1].

Right, it is a firmware specific task, part of the EFI spec, and might
be the only way to enter a firmware. The "don't configure
services/tasks with EFI" obviously does not apply here.

The global option --firmware sounds weird, but maybe it is just a
documentation task, and the options which belong only to a specific
verb should be documented with the verb itself.


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