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Re: [Xen-devel] xen.git build system (Re: [HACKATHON] Toolstack session)

On Tue, 2016-04-26 at 14:44 +0100, Wei Liu wrote:
> Hi all
> I spent some time this morning to work out the details of xen.git
> build
> system.
> * How build system works at the moment?
>   1. Stubdom.mk.in and Tools.mk.in define FETCHER variable.
>   2. m4/fetcher.m4 checks for wget or ftp, which becomes FETCHER.
>   3. StdGNU.mk defines GIT. It can be overwritten by setting envar
>      when building.
>   4. scripts/git-checkout.sh is used to checkout git tree.
>   5. Invocation of git-checkout.sh in Makefile, tools/Makefile and
>      tools/firmware/Makefile.
>   6. Direct invocation of GIT in Makefile, tools/Makefile,
>      tools/firmware/Makefile in the subtree force update targets.
>   7. stubdom/Makefile and tools/firmware/etherboot/Makefile invoke
> * What will be cloned?
>   1. mini-os
>   2. qemu-trad
Can be skipped with '--disable-qemu-traditional', I think?
(that's what I do pretty much all the time, and it seems to work for

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Dario Faggioli, Ph.D, http://about.me/dario.faggioli
Senior Software Engineer, Citrix Systems R&D Ltd., Cambridge (UK)

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