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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] build: disable building kernel subsystem by default.

On Thu, 2013-05-30 at 12:40 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Ian Campbell writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] build: disable building kernel 
> subsystem by default."):
> > On Thu, 2013-05-30 at 12:22 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > > This will break the test system's build of the ancient 2.6.18 kernels.
> > > Everything else will be fine.  How about I just drop those ?
> > 
> > Or you could safely add "--enable-kernels" to your existing runes (won't
> > harm the current tree).
> Yes.  I'm more inclined to drop the shonky build-via-xen thing though.
> The 2.6.18 tests haven't shown us anything interesting for a very long
> time.

Jan does still commits patches there, so ultimately I think it is up to
him if he thinks it still requires testing?

Do we only build them and not run them?

> > However the fact that we need to frotz with the test system at all
> > suggests to me that this change is not 4.3 material at this stage.
> Perhaps.
> > > We should probably retain buildconfigs/enable-xen-config and the
> > > things it depends on.  At the moment the test system uses that as part
> > > of its arrangements for generating the kernel config - although
> > > looking at what osstest does it does seem like the settings in
> > > buildconfigs may be a bit out of date.
> > 
> > enable-xen-config stopped getting updated (I'd forgotten it even
> > existed) while we were still using Jeremy's pvops 2.6.32 branch I think,
> > it almost certainly hasn't kept up with upstream branches.
> Perhaps I should transpose its contents into the test system, which
> already has a bunch of things it knows to add that enable-xen-config
> doesn't.

That sounds like a good idea.


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