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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 01/13] libx86: Introduce libx86/cpuid.h

>>> On 04.07.18 at 14:03, <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 04/07/18 09:21, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>> On 03.07.18 at 22:55, <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> --- a/tools/include/Makefile
>>> +++ b/tools/include/Makefile
>>> @@ -21,6 +21,9 @@ xen/.dir:
>>>     ln -sf $(addprefix $(XEN_ROOT)/xen/include/xen/,libelf.h elfstructs.h) 
>>> xen/libelf/
>>>     ln -s ../xen-foreign xen/foreign
>>>     ln -sf $(XEN_ROOT)/xen/include/acpi acpi
>>> +ifeq ($(CONFIG_X86),y)
>>> +   ln -sf $(XEN_ROOT)/xen/include/xen/libx86 xen/libx86
>>> +endif
>> Why not set the include path suitably?
> Because this is how everything else is currently done.  If we want to
> change how tools get their hypervisor header files, that should be
> independent work.

How this gets done here has no direct implications on pre-existing

>> And otherwise, what harm would there be installing the link also when 
> targeting ARM?
> I'm fairly sure the ARM folk would object to having libx86 linked into
> their tools.

"Linked into" is ambiguous in this context - the presence of the headers
does - afaict - not imply any code to appear in an ARM build of the tools.


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