Chapter 9 – Some Common UEFI and PI Functions

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.

—Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

UEFI provides a variety of functions that are used for drivers and applications to communication with the underlying UEFI components. Many of the designs for interfaces have historically been short-sighted due to their inability to predict changes in technology. An example of such shortsightedness might be where a disk interface assumed that a disk might never have more than 8 gigabytes of space available. It is often hard to predict what changes technology might provide. Many famous statements have been made that fret about how a personal ...

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