GRUB comes with EFI updates

The GRUB team has pushed out a pull request for Linux kernel 5.7, especially on the EFI front.

Following the recent introduction of a generic Linux/UEFI boot protocol rather than “x86 specific hacks”. The hope is that over time all new extensions will be introduced via that protocol to avoid these hacks for cleaning up the EFI kernel boot code in due course.

The changes in the pull request for EFI contains AArch64/ARM64 improvements, EFI stub cleanups, a generic initrd loading method using the system firmware, a new mixed-mode boot method not relying on the x86 EFI handover protocol, UEFI v2.8A changes, as most notable.

You can read the full list of the pull request over here.

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