[Buildroot] [PATCH 5/5 v5] boot/systemd-boot: new package

James Hilliard james.hilliard1 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 26 21:52:57 UTC 2018

On Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 3:43 PM Thomas Petazzoni
<thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> On Wed, 26 Dec 2018 15:37:42 -0600, James Hilliard wrote:
> > Well systemd-boot is a perfectly good bootloader even without systemd.
> > It uses plain text config files so it's not hard to manage even
> > without the systemd userspace tools.
> OK, but there must be some compelling reason to use systemd-boot
> instead of another x86-capable bootloader, such as grub or syslinux. I
> believe even U-Boot works on x86 EFI systems. All of these also use
> plain text configuration files that don't require userspace tools.
Well it had a bootcount feature with reversion to last good entry
added recently which would be useful for embedded systems upgrade
automatic rollbacks. It also separates out each boot entry config file
which I think is not something most other bootloaders do.
> Best regards,
> Thomas
> --
> Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Bootlin
> Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
> https://bootlin.com

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