MS Network DependencyLib and NetworkDelayLib¶
These libraries implement a method to disable the network stack unless there is a reason to use the network. Not starting the network improves boot performance and causes fewer issues during manufacturing.
How to use these libraries¶
Add the NetworkDelayLib as a NULL library reference. All this library does is introduce a [Depex] on a NetworkDelay protocol.
The NetworkDependencyLib implements a StartNetwork() interface that will publish the NetworkDelay protocol.
The future goal of this functionality is to have the EFI_BOOT_MANAGER_POLICY.ConnectDeviceClass() function be overridden and insert a call to DeviceDependencyLib.StartNetwork() when a request is made to start the network class.
You nay see other references to NetworkDependencyLib as the conversion to using EFI_BOOT_MANAGER_POLICY.ConnectDeviceClass() is not complete.
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