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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCHv6] 00/28] Kconfig conversion

On 11/30/15 9:51 AM, Julien Grall wrote:
> Hi Doug,
> On 24/11/15 17:51, Doug Goldstein wrote:
>> The following series is a follow on to the Kconfig conversion patch series.
>> There are still more components to convert however this is the bare minimal
>> to get everything working and get the options out of the existing makefiles.
>> The CONFIG_HAS_ variables are there to match the behavior of the Linux
>> CONFIG_HAVE_ variables. The purpose is to say that this hardware/profile/env
>> supports this option while the CONFIG_ variable states that this option was
>> requested on/off by user intervention.
>> The UARTs are now uniformly prefixed as CONFIG_UART_ and dropping most of the
>> CONFIG_HAS_ labeling for them. This means they are now user selectable as
>> requested by Julien Grall in the prior review. The question I've got is
>> the old config was just for selecting defaults. Users could enable the OMAP
>> UART for arm64 for example but I'm not sure if that's valid. Currently this
>> patchset makes those UARTs not user selectable if they were not previously
>> defaulted on. But I would like some feedback on this if possible.
> While you know allow the user to enable a specific UART drivers, I still
> have the same concern, i.e the default config used for ARM32 and ARM64
> will have all the UARTs drivers disabled.

Have you actually tested this? I have built it multiple times locally
and that's not the case at all. The same UART drivers that are enabled
in master today and enabled by default everytime.

> This means that when your series will be pushed, all the actual users of
> ARM (included automated test suite such as osstest) will have to write
> down a config in order to get Xen boot again on their board.
>> Ultimately my goal is to allow for more parts of the hypervisor to be turned
>> off at compile time and potentially make it easier to include more
>> experimental features by others which can be turned off by default. Also to
>> provide the one true location for all possible knobs in the source code.
>> The patch series can be grabbed at:
>> https://github.com/cardoe/xen/tree/kconfig_v6
> I can't find the kconfig_v6 branch on your github.

Sorry about that. Pushed. It was the same as kconfig_v5 just rebased up
to a more recent version of staging.

Doug Goldstein

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