UEFI Forum Rolls Out UEFI 2.3.1 Specification Update
The UEFI 2.3.1 Specification have received an update, "UEFI 2.3.1C". This new specification was ratified by the UEFI Forum and makes some significant steps in addressing engineering change requests. Changes that were introduced with version 2.3.1C are list below.
UEFI 2.3.1 Specification Updates
- PXE Boot CSA Type definition cleanup
- Provide a mechanism for providing keys in setup mode
- Indications Variable - OS/FW feature & capability communication
- iSCSI Device Path error
- Update to return codes for AllocatePool / AllocatePages
- UEFI 2.3.1 Type
- Enum definition does not match what our current compilers implement.
- Error Descriptor Reset Flag clarification
- For x64, Change Floating Point Default Configuration to Double-Extended Precision
- UNDI drive does not need to be initialized as runtime driver
- Length of IPv6 Device Path is incorrect
Then of theres the UEFI Summer Summit Interoperability & Education Event which is coming soon. It will take place July 16-20, 2012 in Redmond, Washington and will be hosted by none other than Microsoft. This event will be the last planned chance for vendors to test Secure Boot functionality with their add-in cards on UEFI-compliant systems for the rest of this year. Vendors that are sponsoring the event included the usual such as AMD and Intel along with AMI, HP, Phoenix, Microsoft and Insyde. More info on the event is available here. Overall it looks like the UEFI Forum is once again pushing ahead with continuing improvements on the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface.
Posted by | Tue, Jul 03, 2012 - 05:59 PM