On 12 July 2018 at 15:12, Mark Brown <broo...@kernel.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 01:50:45PM +0100, Daniel Thompson wrote:
>> The OS will discover the variable is non-modifiable when it tried to
>> set it. Won't the current proposal mislead standards compliant use of
>> GetVariable()? For example does it it makes standards compliant code
>> *more* likely to call SetVariable() in order to fix up a variable that
>> it thinks was incorrectly set with the NON_VOLATILE attribute.
> Do any existing implementations change variables from non-volatile to
> volatile?

The UEFI spec is explicit about which variables are volatile and which
are not. Simply relaxing non-volatile to volatile in the general case
doesn't seem like a useful approach to me.
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