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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH for-xen-4.5] docs: EFI configuration file must be ASCII type

>>> On 22.10.14 at 18:30, <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Currently Xen can only read the configuration file if it is in ASCII
> format. If it is in CHAR16 or CHAR8 it will choke. One way to verify
> this is to use 'file':
> xen.cfg:        ASCII text
> xen-char16.cfg: Little-endian UTF-16 Unicode text, with CRLF, CR line 
> terminators
> The latter is no good.
> Signed-off-by: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
>  docs/misc/efi.markdown | 3 ++-
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/docs/misc/efi.markdown b/docs/misc/efi.markdown
> index ad8da93..78a8122 100644
> --- a/docs/misc/efi.markdown
> +++ b/docs/misc/efi.markdown
> @@ -34,7 +34,8 @@ The configuration file consists of one or more sections 
> headed by a section
>  name enclosed in square brackets, with individual values specified in each
>  section. A section named `[global]` is treated specially to allow certain
>  settings to apply to all other sections (or to provide defaults for certain
> -settings in case individual sections don't specify them). A typical file 
> would
> +settings in case individual sections don't specify them). This file MUST be
> +in ASCII type and not in CHAR8 or CHAR16 (for now). A typical file would

I'll convert this to use UTF instead of CHAR, and also re-word slightly
to make clear other types aren't being supported either.


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