In A UEFI World, "rm -rf /" Can Brick Your System

Running rm -rf / on any UEFI Linux distribution can potentially perma-brick your system.

As a public service announcement, recursively removing all of your files from / is no longer recommended. On UEFI distributions by default where EFI variables are accessible via /sys, this can now mean trashing your UEFI implementation.

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Story added 2. February 2016, content source with full text you can find at link above.