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Intel® Platform Innovation Framework for EFI Data Hub Subclass Design Guide

EFI Data Hub Subclass Design Guide v0.9

Intel® Platform Innovation Framework for EFI Data Hub Subclass Design Guide, Version 0.9.

This specification defines the core code and design guidelines that are required for an implementation of a new data hub subclass in the Intel® Platform Innovation Framework for EFI (hereafter referred to as the "Framework"). This specification does th...e following:

• Describes basic interactions with the data hub
• Defines the rules and guidelines for creating a new data hub subclass
• Provides code definitions for the data record subclass header and common macros that are architecturally required by the Intel® Platform Innovation Framework for EFI

Architecture specification
This specification complies with the System Management BIOS Reference Specification, version 2.3.4.

Data structure descriptions
Intel® processors based on 32-bit Intel® architecture (IA-32) are “little endian” machines. This distinction means that the low-order byte of a multibyte data item in memory is at the lowest address, while the high-order byte is at the highest address. Processors of the Intel® Itanium® processor family may be configured for both “little endian” and “big endian” operation. All implementations designed to conform to this specification will use “little endian” operation.

In some memory layout descriptions, certain fields are marked reserved. Software must initialize such fields to zero and ignore them when read. On an update operation, software must preserve any reserved field.

April 1, 2004

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