Project ONIE: UEFI support, and Firmware Update Mechanism

Yesterday Curt Brune of Cumulus Networks announced the latest release of Project ONIE, by the Open Compute Project:

This release contains a number of new hardware platforms, along with the usual enhancements and bug fixes. Some firmware excerpts from the announcement:

Updated x86 design specification to cover UEFI support:

Support for UEFI firmware machines:
42c7448 UEFI: initial support for ONIE on UEFI
a16e630 kvm_x86_64 vm: Update INSTALL instructions for UEFI

Firmware Update Mechanism:
a8e712b pending firmware update discovery mechanism
477cd47 x86 firmware update: add onie-fwpkg CLI tool

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