efibootmgr Causes Duplicate Entries In BootOrder

Bug #1460781 reported by Vindicator
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efibootmgr (Ubuntu)
Invalid
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Bug Description

Before any action:
$ sudo efibootmgr -v
BootCurrent: 0000
Timeout: 5 seconds
BootOrder: 0000,0019,0012,0013
Boot0000* ubuntu HD(1,800,100000,fed90b5c-272a-489a-a751-4d5b2e4eff75)File(\EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi)
Boot0012* UEFI: IP4 Qualcomm Atheros PCIe Network Controller ACPI(a0341d0,0)PCI(1c,2)PCI(0,0)MAC(MAC(d050996ac8e0,0)..BO
Boot0013* UEFI: IP6 Qualcomm Atheros PCIe Network Controller ACPI(a0341d0,0)PCI(1c,2)PCI(0,0)MAC(MAC(d050996ac8e0,0)030d3c000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000004000000000000000000000000000000000..BO
Boot0019* UEFI: (FAT) USB2.0 CardReader SD 0100 ACPI(a0341d0,0)PCI(1a,0)USB(1,0)USB(3,0)SCSI(0,3)HD(1,800,3cc800,0f98b4ff)..BO

$ sudo efibootmgr -c -d /dev/sdf -p 1 -l /EFI/BOOT/KeyTool.efi -L "EFI KeyTool"
$ sudo efibootmgr -v
BootCurrent: 0000
Timeout: 5 seconds
BootOrder: 0001,0000,0019,0012,0013
Boot0000* ubuntu HD(1,800,100000,fed90b5c-272a-489a-a751-4d5b2e4eff75)File(\EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi)
Boot0001* EFI KeyTool HD(1,800,3cc800,0f98b4ff)File(\EFI\BOOT\KeyTool.efi)
Boot0012* UEFI: IP4 Qualcomm Atheros PCIe Network Controller ACPI(a0341d0,0)PCI(1c,2)PCI(0,0)MAC(MAC(d050996ac8e0,0)..BO
Boot0013* UEFI: IP6 Qualcomm Atheros PCIe Network Controller ACPI(a0341d0,0)PCI(1c,2)PCI(0,0)MAC(MAC(d050996ac8e0,0)030d3c000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000004000000000000000000000000000000000..BO
Boot0019* UEFI: (FAT) USB2.0 CardReader SD 0100 ACPI(a0341d0,0)PCI(1a,0)USB(1,0)USB(3,0)SCSI(0,3)HD(1,800,3cc800,0f98b4ff)..BO

reboot

$ sudo efibootmgr -v
BootCurrent: 0000
Timeout: 5 seconds
BootOrder: 0001,0000,0019,0012,0013,0000
Boot0000* ubuntu HD(1,800,100000,fed90b5c-272a-489a-a751-4d5b2e4eff75)File(\EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi)
Boot0001* EFI KeyTool HD(1,800,3cc800,0f98b4ff)File(\EFI\BOOT\KeyTool.efi)
Boot0012* UEFI: IP4 Qualcomm Atheros PCIe Network Controller ACPI(a0341d0,0)PCI(1c,2)PCI(0,0)MAC(MAC(d050996ac8e0,0)..BO
Boot0013* UEFI: IP6 Qualcomm Atheros PCIe Network Controller ACPI(a0341d0,0)PCI(1c,2)PCI(0,0)MAC(MAC(d050996ac8e0,0)030d3c000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000004000000000000000000000000000000000..BO
Boot0019* UEFI: (FAT) USB2.0 CardReader SD 0100 ACPI(a0341d0,0)PCI(14,0)USB(7,0)SCSI(0,3)HD(1,800,3cc800,0f98b4ff)..BO

$ sudo efibootmgr -O
BootCurrent: 0000
Timeout: 5 seconds
No BootOrder is set; firmware will attempt recovery
Boot0000* ubuntu
Boot0001* EFI KeyTool
Boot0012* UEFI: IP4 Qualcomm Atheros PCIe Network Controller
Boot0013* UEFI: IP6 Qualcomm Atheros PCIe Network Controller
Boot0019* UEFI: (FAT) USB2.0 CardReader SD 0100
$ sudo efibootmgr -o 0,19,12,13,1
BootCurrent: 0000
Timeout: 5 seconds
BootOrder: 0000,0019,0012,0013,0001
Boot0000* ubuntu
Boot0001* EFI KeyTool
Boot0012* UEFI: IP4 Qualcomm Atheros PCIe Network Controller
Boot0013* UEFI: IP6 Qualcomm Atheros PCIe Network Controller
Boot0019* UEFI: (FAT) USB2.0 CardReader SD 0100

reboot

$ sudo efibootmgr -v
[sudo] password for nater:
BootCurrent: 0000
Timeout: 5 seconds
BootOrder: 0000,0019,0012,0013,0001,0000
Boot0000* ubuntu HD(1,800,100000,fed90b5c-272a-489a-a751-4d5b2e4eff75)File(\EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi)
Boot0001* EFI KeyTool HD(1,800,3cc800,0f98b4ff)File(\EFI\BOOT\KeyTool.efi)
Boot0012* UEFI: IP4 Qualcomm Atheros PCIe Network Controller ACPI(a0341d0,0)PCI(1c,2)PCI(0,0)MAC(MAC(d050996ac8e0,0)..BO
Boot0013* UEFI: IP6 Qualcomm Atheros PCIe Network Controller ACPI(a0341d0,0)PCI(1c,2)PCI(0,0)MAC(MAC(d050996ac8e0,0)030d3c000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000004000000000000000000000000000000000..BO
Boot0019* UEFI: (FAT) USB2.0 CardReader SD 0100 ACPI(a0341d0,0)PCI(14,0)USB(7,0)SCSI(0,3)HD(1,800,3cc800,0f98b4ff)..BO
$ sudo efibootmgr -b 1 -B
BootCurrent: 0000
Timeout: 5 seconds
BootOrder: 0000,0019,0012,0013,0000
Boot0000* ubuntu
Boot0012* UEFI: IP4 Qualcomm Atheros PCIe Network Controller
Boot0013* UEFI: IP6 Qualcomm Atheros PCIe Network Controller
Boot0019* UEFI: (FAT) USB2.0 CardReader SD 0100
$ sudo efibootmgr -D
BootCurrent: 0000
Timeout: 5 seconds
BootOrder: 0000,0019,0012,0013
Boot0000* ubuntu
Boot0012* UEFI: IP4 Qualcomm Atheros PCIe Network Controller
Boot0013* UEFI: IP6 Qualcomm Atheros PCIe Network Controller
Boot0019* UEFI: (FAT) USB2.0 CardReader SD 0100

reboot

$ sudo efibootmgr -v
BootCurrent: 0000
Timeout: 5 seconds
BootOrder: 0000,0019,0012,0013
Boot0000* ubuntu HD(1,800,100000,fed90b5c-272a-489a-a751-4d5b2e4eff75)File(\EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi)
Boot0012* UEFI: IP4 Qualcomm Atheros PCIe Network Controller ACPI(a0341d0,0)PCI(1c,2)PCI(0,0)MAC(MAC(d050996ac8e0,0)..BO
Boot0013* UEFI: IP6 Qualcomm Atheros PCIe Network Controller ACPI(a0341d0,0)PCI(1c,2)PCI(0,0)MAC(MAC(d050996ac8e0,0)030d3c000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000004000000000000000000000000000000000..BO
Boot0019* UEFI: (FAT) USB2.0 CardReader SD 0100 ACPI(a0341d0,0)PCI(14,0)USB(7,0)SCSI(0,3)HD(1,800,3cc800,0f98b4ff)..BO

Note how the insertion of the KeyTool entry causes an extra entry in BootOrder AFTER a reboot.
Neither removing duplicates, deleting bootorder or setting bootorder will fix the issue when a reboot occurs.
It is only when I remove the added bootentry that the bootorder goes back to normal.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: efibootmgr 0.11.0-3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-20.20-generic 3.19.8
Uname: Linux 3.19.0-20-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.17.2-0ubuntu1.1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Jun 1 13:49:27 2015
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-05-31 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64 (20150422)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: efibootmgr
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Revision history for this message
Vindicator (vindicator) wrote :
Revision history for this message
Shih-Yuan Lee (fourdollars) wrote :

The changes of BootOrder after reboot are from the UEFI BIOS implementation.

Changed in efibootmgr (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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