Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 474661
[LTC 5.4 FEAT] UEFI enabled bootloader support 
Last modified: 2011-02-22 04:22:22 EST
Emily J. Ratliff <email@example.com> -
1. Feature Overview:
Feature Id: 
a. Name of Feature: UEFI support in boot loader
b. Feature Description
Request full support for UEFI for i386 and x86_64 archs. Requires UEFI extensions to lilo/grub boot
loaders. Also expect support EFI Variables in NVRAM exported to the OS, EFI runtime services. It
appears most of the development for i386 is complete, but needs to be verified. x86_64 support is
being developed by Intel and needs to be submitted upstream. ia64 has supported EFI from the beginning.
Additional Comments: We are requesting that UEFI support come out of technology preview state and be
included and supported as part of 5.4.
2. Feature Details:
Arch Specificity: Both
Affects Installer: Yes
Affects Core Kernel: Yes
Delivery Mechanism: Request Red Hat development assistance
Request Type: Kernel - Enhancement from Upstream
d. Upstream Acceptance: Accepted
Sponsor Priority 1
f. Severity: High
IBM Confidential: no
Code Contribution: 3rd party code
g. Component Version Target: uEFI code submitted to gnu-efi, elilo-sourceforge, lkml by Intel. All
UEFI kernel code is upstream as of 2.6.25. gnu-efi and elilo code already upstream.
3. Business Case
All upcoming System x hardware will support UEFI-based BIOS. UEFI is projected to be on system x
hardware as soon as 1H 08, which means it would be in test 2H07
4. Primary contact at Red Hat:
5. Primary contacts at Partner:
Project Management Contact:
Monte Knutson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 877-894-1495
Kevin Stansell, email@example.com
Chris McDermott, firstname.lastname@example.org
Julio Alvarez, email@example.com
IBM is signed up to test and provide feedback.
Look for this in RHEL6
Development Management has reviewed and declined this request. You may appeal
this decision by reopening this request.
------- Comment From 2011-02-22 04:15 EDT-------
As per last comment closing this as WILL_NOT_FIX.
Please feel free to reopen once you have any valid update.