By Vincent Zimmer,Michael Rothman,Suresh Marisetty

This ebook offers an summary of contemporary boot firmware, together with the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and its linked EFI Developer package II (EDKII) firmware. The authors have each one made major contributions to advancements in those parts. The reader will discover ways to use the most recent advancements in UEFI on smooth undefined, together with open resource firmware and open designs. The publication starts with an exploration of interfaces uncovered to higher-level software program and working platforms, and commences to the left of the boot timeline, describing the circulation of ordinary platforms, starting with the desktop restart occasion.

Software engineers operating with UEFI will profit drastically from this e-book, whereas particular sections of the ebook deal with themes suitable for a basic viewers: procedure architects, pre-operating-system program builders, working procedure proprietors (loader, kernel), self sufficient owners (such as for plug-in adapters), and builders of end-user purposes. As a secondary viewers, undertaking technical leaders or managers might be drawn to this e-book to get a consider for what their engineers are doing.

The reader will locate:

  • An evaluate of UEFI and underlying Platform Initialization (PI) necessities
  • How to create UEFI functions and drivers
  • Workflow to layout the firmware answer for a contemporary platform
  • Advanced usages of UEFI firmware for safety and manageability

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