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Re: [Xen-devel] [OSSTEST PATCH] README.hardware-acquisition [and 1 more messages] [and 2 more messages]

On Fri, 2 Nov 2018, Lars Kurth wrote:
>     I thought that we could have provided a deb repository with alternative
>     kernels for OSSTests to use. We would have scripts to generate those deb
>     packages from the Xen ARM Linux tree in a repository on xenbits, but we
>     wouldn't necessarily have OSSTest run the script. Initially, we could
>     run the scripts by hand, then, we could run them automatically in
>     OSSTest or elsewhere. Is that a possibility? I already have Dockerfiles
>     (AKA bash scripts) to build an ARM kernel on a few distros, that's
>     something I could make available.
>     This morning Julien had one more different suggestion: building the
>     kernel with OSSTest on SoftIron, that we know it works, it would be a
>     native compilation. Then we could use the built kernel together with the
>     Debian installer on the other boards (Xilinx, Renesas, etc.)
>     Either way, the kernel to be used with the embedded boards doesn't need
>     to be rebuilt often, only once a month or so.
> That would fit with the https://gitlab.com/xen-project/xen/container_registry 
> model 
> where we store Dom0 baselines as containers for builds via the Gitlab CI 
> This may be a stupid idea, but I wanted to make sure that we consider all 
> options

This is not a stupid idea -- it is exactly the kind of thing I had in
mind too

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