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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC 2/7] linux-stubdomain: Compile Linux

On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 5:45 PM, Stefano Stabellini
<stefano.stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >> +LINUX_URL=ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/$(LINUX_V).tar.xz
>> >> +
>> >> +all: $(VMLINUZ)
>> >
>> > I think it is best if we git clone it.
>> Is that still true if unpatched 3.18.6 works?  I don't know if there
>> is a desire to reduce load on kernel.org, for example.
> That's a good point. I think git clone would be more inline with any
> other external project that we use.  However I'll let the other
> maintainers decide on this.

It takes a *loooooooong* time to download a full Linux git tree, and
it takes up a huge amount of disk space.  It would be a lot more
convenient to be able to just download a tarball.


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