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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/4] Reintroduce OVMF support

On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 11:53:39AM +0100, Fabio Fantoni wrote:
> Il 16/10/2013 15:10, Wei Liu ha scritto:
> >On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 01:52:43PM +0100, David Vrabel wrote:
> >>On 15/10/13 17:40, Wei Liu wrote:
> >>>This small series reintroduces OVMF support in Xen
> >>I think somewhere in this series there needs to a brief description of
> >>what OVMF is.
> >>
> >OVMF is a project to enable UEFI firmware for virtual machines. It's
> >part of the EDK2 kit. OVMF was first introduced to Xen about a year ago
> >but it was later disabled due to build process breakage.
> >
> >Now that the build problem is resolved in upstream we would like to
> >re-enable it in Xen.
> I will test ovmf shortly, there is a new patches version ready or
> near to be posted or I'll start to test with this version?
> Thanks for any reply.

This series has not been applied.

I think you can wait for this series to go through push gate before
conducting any test.


> >
> >>With the exception of the first patch this is just adding yet another
> >>component to clone and build.  Why is this useful?  Why isn't
> >>(effectively) --with-system-ovmf always enabled (and thus not actually
> >>needed as an option)?
> >>
> >Idealy we should always use the binary provided by distro, but
> >pratically their binaries are not always up to date / don't always work
> >with Xen.
> >
> >>Isn't Xen's keenness to build it's own particular versions of stuff
> >>something that causes significant problems for distributions?
> >>
> >We've been trying to work closely with upstream to fix bugs. But the
> >proecess for distros to pick up upstream bug fixes are different
> >stories which we have no control over.
> >
> >That's why we provide several --with-system-FOO options in our build
> >system. The packager can choose in stock binaries if they want to. But
> >if the in stock binaries don't work they can use our trees.
> >
> >Wei.
> >
> >>David
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