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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH for-4.13] clang: do not enable live-patching support

On Mon, Dec 02, 2019 at 03:55:04PM +0000, Andrew Cooper wrote:
> On 02/12/2019 15:53, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> >>> I plan to release ack the patch in case the missing maintainer's acks
> >>> are not coming in too late.
> >> I think Andy's objection was that there has been zero testing of
> >> livepatching on gcc.  Maybe we can find someone to do a smoke-test.
> > As in integrate livepatch-build tools in osstest smoke-tests?
> > Because the livepatch test cases are in osstest, unless something went awry?
> The sum total of livepatch testing in OSSTest is using the hand-coded
> ELF objects from the tests/ directory.
> This is perhaps ok for the basic mechanism, but its not representative
> of actually building real livepatches using livepatch build tools.

True. But it tests the _hypervisor_ livepatch code.

I am thinking that this discussion about "oh, but livepatch-build tools don't 
work b/c"
is well <shrug> sucks but should never block an release as the core
livepatch functionality is OK.

Irrespective of that the testing of livepatch-build tools should be in osstest,
granted nobody has taken a step in this - but is somebody signing up for it?
[I can't, -ENOTIME]
> ~Andrew

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