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[Bug binutils/26206] Add pei-aarch64 support for native EFI support

From: kallisti5 at unixzen dot com
Subject: [Bug binutils/26206] Add pei-aarch64 support for native EFI support
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 15:02:04 +0000


--- Comment #4 from Alexander von Gluck IV <kallisti5 at unixzen dot com> ---
(In reply to Ed Vielmetti from comment #3)
> This issue is mentioned in passing at
> https://sources.debian.org/src/shim-signed/1.36/debian/shim-signed.NEWS/
> shim-signed (1.34) unstable; urgency=medium
>   Debian no longer supports UEFI Secure Boot on arm64 systems
>   Shim and other EFI programs have always been difficult to build on
>   arm64, compared to x86 platforms. Binutils for amd64 and i386
>   includes explicit support for creating programs in the PE/COFF
>   binary format that EFI uses, but this has never been added for
>   arm64.

Thanks for the update. Not 100% relevant here since this ticket is around
adding native PE/EFI binary support to binutils :-)

Shim is just an EFI binary to facilitate loading other EFI binaries.  While it
may be true few use the secure shim, *lots* of projects use EFI bootloaders on

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