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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v14 2/9] efi: build xen.gz with EFI code

On 2/2/17 4:41 PM, Daniel Kiper wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 02, 2017 at 11:01:12PM +0100, Daniel Kiper wrote:
>> Build xen.gz with EFI code. We need this to support multiboot2
>> protocol on EFI platforms.
>> If we wish to load non-ELF file using multiboot (v1) or multiboot2 then
>> it must contain "linear" (or "flat") representation of code and data.
>> This is requirement of both boot protocols. Currently, PE file contains
>> many sections which are not "linear" (one after another without any holes)
>> or even do not have representation in a file (e.g. BSS). From EFI point
>> of view everything is OK and works. However, this file layout cannot be
>> properly interpreted by multiboot protocols family. In theory there is
>> a chance that we could build proper PE file (from multiboot protocols POV)
>> using current build system. However, it means that xen.efi further diverge
>> from Xen ELF file (in terms of contents and build method). On the other
>> hand ELF has all needed properties. So, it means that this is good starting
>> point for further development. Additionally, I think that this is also good
>> starting point for further xen.efi code and build optimizations. It looks
>> that there is a chance that finally we can generate xen.efi directly from
>> Xen ELF using just simple objcopy or other tool. This way we will have one
>> Xen binary which can be loaded by three boot protocols: EFI native loader,
>> multiboot (v1) and multiboot2.
>> Signed-off-by: Daniel Kiper <daniel.kiper@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> Acked-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>
>> Reviewed-by: Doug Goldstein <cardoe@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> ---
>> v14 - suggestions/fixes:
>>     - at least GNU Make 4.1 does not build efi/buildid.o if nothing
>>       depends on it; so, add "boot.init.o: buildid.o" dependency to
>>       force efi/buildid.o on some versions of make; I hope that this
>>       small change does not invalidate Acked-by/Reviewed-by; however,
>>       I am dropping Tested-by
>>       (discovered by Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk and Marcos Matsunaga).
> Diff as Doug asked:
> diff --git a/xen/arch/x86/efi/Makefile b/xen/arch/x86/efi/Makefile
> index 442f3fc..3edff1c 100644
> --- a/xen/arch/x86/efi/Makefile
> +++ b/xen/arch/x86/efi/Makefile
> @@ -8,6 +8,8 @@ efi := $(if $(efi),$(shell rm disabled)y)
>  %.o: %.ihex
>       $(OBJCOPY) -I ihex -O binary $< $@
> +boot.init.o: buildid.o
> +
>  obj-y := stub.o
>  obj-$(efi) := boot.init.o compat.o relocs-dummy.o runtime.o
>  extra-$(efi) += buildid.o

FWIW, I had a similar fix for this cause I ran into it earlier today. I
used runtime.o but I've switched to using boot.init.o so as to not
conflict with you. This issue affects a lot more than this series so I'm
going to mail mine once the tests finish at:


Doug Goldstein

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