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Re: [PATCH RESEND 2/2] xen: Allow EXPERT mode to be selected from the menuconfig directly

Hi George,

On 04/05/2020 12:10, George Dunlap wrote:

On Apr 30, 2020, at 3:50 PM, Jan Beulich <JBeulich@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

In order to make easier to experiment, the option EXPERT can now be
selected from the menuconfig rather than make command line. This does
not change the fact a kernel with EXPERT mode selected will not be
security supported.

Well, if I'm not mis-remembering it was on purpose to make it more
difficult for people to declare themselves "experts". FAOD I'm not
meaning to imply I don't see and accept the frustration aspect you
mention further up. The two need to be carefully weighed against
one another.

I don’t think we need to make it difficult for people to declare themselves experts, particularly as 
“all” it means at the moment is, “Can build something which is not security 
supported”.  People who are building their own hypervisors are already pretty well advanced; I think we can 
let them shoot themselves in the foot if they want to.

Assuming I reword the commit message regarding "make clean", could I consider this as an acked-by?


Julien Grall



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