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Re: [Xen-devel] [OSSTEST PATCH] ts-xen-build: Force reliance on ipxe tarball

On Mon, Nov 05, 2018 at 06:35:54PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> xen.git/tools/firmware/etherboot/Makefile tries to get a tarball from
> xen-extfiles first and if that fails, tries cloning from ipxe.org.
> ipxe.org is sometimes down (or half-down) and when that happens
> without a tarball the build breaks and is hard to fix.
> We would like, therefore, to ensure that the tarball is always made
> before the commit which refers to it is in xen.git#master.
> osstest has no knowledge of ipxe as a separate thing and just lets
> xen.git have whatever version is in Config.mk.  So osstest never needs
> to specify particular ipxe version by hash, or the like.
> So simply make osstest rely on the tarball existing, by having it
> specify a completely invalid URL for the git clone.  This will detect
> attempts to update IPXE_GIT_TAG without making a corresponding
> tarball.

Acked-by: Wei Liu <wei.liu2@xxxxxxxxxx>

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