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UDK2018 Key Features

Laurie Jarlstrom edited this page Apr 1, 2018 · 3 revisions

UDK2018 key features and changes

  • Industry Standards & Public Specifications
    • UEFI 2.7
      • Deprecate SMM Communication ACPI Table
      • Update Reset Notification Protocol
      • Add HII Popup Protocol
      • Add UEFI UFS DEVICECONFIG Protocol
      • Add Partition Information Protocol
      • Simplify Secure Boot Revocation & usage of VerifySignature
      • Add DNS device path
      • Add EFI HTTP Boot Callback Protocol
      • Add new data type to EFI Supplicant Protocol
      • Allow SetData to clear configuration in Ip4Config2/Ip6Config
    • UEFI PI 1.6 & PI 1.5
      • Allow SEC to pass HOBs into PEI
      • Handle PEI PPI descriptor notifications from SEC
      • Add Pre-permanent memory page allocation
      • Add FV Extended Header entry containing used FV size
      • Add additional alignment in FFS file
      • Support standalone MM module generation
    • ACPI 6.2
      • Add ACPI IO Remapping Table (IORT) definition
  • IOMMU-based DMA Protection (in IntelSiliconPkg )
  • Support Stack Guard, Heap Guard and NULL Pointer Detection
  • Update OpenSSL version to the new 1.1.0g.
  • Support CPU PPIN, LMCE and PROC_TRACE feature.
  • Add OpalPassword solution without SMM device code.
  • Update performance infrastructure to save perf entry in ACPI FPDT table.
  • Remove TrEE libraries and drivers.
  • Support Structure PCD as Centralized Configuration Management.
  • Add Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 tool chain in BaseTools tools_def.template.
  • Support hash-based build to improve the incremental build performance
  • Build time improvement using multi-threading in GenFds to generate FFS files
  • Support XCODE5 tool chain build and boot functionality.

Note: This page describes the package notes and the differences based on previous UEFI Development Kit (UDK) UDK2017 Release.

  • For a detailed list of Changes and updates, See wiki page UDK2018 Release

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