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Based on kernel version 3.13. Page generated on 2014-01-20 22:02 EST.

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2	efivarfs - a (U)EFI variable filesystem
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4	The efivarfs filesystem was created to address the shortcomings of
5	using entries in sysfs to maintain EFI variables. The old sysfs EFI
6	variables code only supported variables of up to 1024 bytes. This
7	limitation existed in version 0.99 of the EFI specification, but was
8	removed before any full releases. Since variables can now be larger
9	than a single page, sysfs isn't the best interface for this.
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11	Variables can be created, deleted and modified with the efivarfs
12	filesystem.
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14	efivarfs is typically mounted like this,
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16		mount -t efivarfs none /sys/firmware/efi/efivars
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