Re: Why's it not in the spec

Date: 2013-02-04 09:37 pm (UTC)
It's not written in to the spec for fairly straightforward reasons - UEFI as a body is really only empowered to specify mechanisms, not how they're used. That's the power the hardware (and software) vendors give them.

MS gets the power to specify how the mechanism is used, because MS is in a market position to make that kind of demands and back them up with their marketing dollars. UEFI has no economic carrot, nor a stick, which is why UEFI wasn't (very) widely deployed on systems until MS said vendors had to to get Windows 8 marketing money.
Identity URL: 
Account name:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
HTML doesn't work in the subject.


If you are unable to use this captcha for any reason, please contact us by email at

Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.


Matthew Garrett

About Matthew

Power management, mobile and firmware developer on Linux. Security developer at Google. Ex-biologist. @mjg59 on Twitter. Content here should not be interpreted as the opinion of my employer.

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags