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Re: [Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH 1/4] xen: Clean up build system

On 21.06.2011, at 15:01, Ian Jackson wrote:

> Alexander Graf writes ("[Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH 1/4] xen: Clean up build 
> system"):
>> On 21.06.2011, at 08:26, Jan Kiszka wrote:
>>> From: Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Introduce CONFIG_XEN_BACKEND so that this new config solely controls the
>>> target-independent backend build and CONFIG_XEN can focus on per-target
>>> building.
>> What's the incentive here? I very much doubt we'll ever want to
>> support xen on !x86. In fact, the better solution would probably be
>> to just move every build component to x86 specific code.
> In the past Xen has supported ppc too and there is a half-congealed
> arm port.  It's not a good assumption that Xen is x86-specific.

Well, is there a realistic chance that we'll ever get non-x86 Xen code into 
upstream Qemu? I don't know how well the arm port's been doing, but the PPC one 
is long dead and was always just a toy. I'm fairly sure nobody really cares 
about the IA64 port either these days.


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