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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen 4.7 Headline Features (for PR)

> On 24 Apr 2016, at 02:06, Doug Goldstein <cardoe@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 4/22/16 9:25 AM, George Dunlap wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 3:22 PM, Lars Kurth <lars.kurth.xen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> On 22 Apr 2016, at 15:08, George Dunlap <dunlapg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> kconfig for the hypervisor
>>> This is one which potentially has a big security impact and could be a 
>>> Headline Feature. Just to remind me, is KCONFIG a run-time or build-time 
>>> config mechanism. If the latter, distro users will not benefit from it.
>> Kconfig is build-time.  Distros could use it in principle, and I think
>> Gentoo will (that was part of Doug's motivation for doing it, IIUC).
>> But yes, I suspect most distros will keep everything in by default.
>> It's more a feature for embedded / security-conscious vendors.
>> -George
> Not really important but I figured I'd be clear about my motivations.
> For Gentoo I'll actually keep the stock settings. For Yocto I'll keep
> the stock settings but expose a way to run kconfig (like the linux
> kernel is in Yocto) for vendors with a security focus. I'm aware of a
> handful of downstream vendors which will utilize that capability.

Doug, this is good background information. Is the YOCTO work something ongoing, 
or is it something which we can refer to in the press coverage. I guess what 
you are saying is that YOCTO will (or already contains) a simple way to build a 
minimal Xen distribution.
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