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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] build: remove shim related targets

Roger Pau Monné writes ("Re: [PATCH] build: remove shim related targets"):
> On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 03:09:18PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > Roger Pau Monne writes ("[PATCH] build: remove shim related targets"):
> > > There's no need to have shim specific targets, so just use the regular
> > > xen makefile targets in order to build the shim binary.
> > 
> > I haven't been following this, mostly because I've been away, but:
> > 
> > Previously (in the Comet advice in the advisory, for example) we told
> > people to run this special Makefile target, and that special Makefile
> > target would rebuild the whole of the hypervisor in some special way.
> > 
> > Is that linkfarm and rebuild now no longer needed, then ?
> That's still needed in order to build the shim with the right Kconfig
> (which should be different from the Kconfig used for the bare metal
> hypervisor build).
> The main difference is that we can get rid of the shim related
> makefile targets inside of xen/ because the same makefile targets can
> be used to build a shim or a bare-metal version of Xen.

Ah I see.  Indeed if I look at the patch again the existing published
entrypoint shim target is being retained, and I am being needlessly
alarmed by the patch subject line.

Thanks for the explanation.


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