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Re: [PATCH v2 1/4] meson: Do not build Xen x86_64-softmmu on Aarch64

On 1/31/21 3:45 PM, andrew.cooper3--- via wrote:
> On 31/01/2021 14:18, Philippe Mathieu-Daudé wrote:
>> The Xen on ARM documentation only mentions the i386-softmmu
>> target. As the x86_64-softmmu doesn't seem used, remove it
>> to avoid wasting cpu cycles building it.
>> Signed-off-by: Philippe Mathieu-Daudé <f4bug@xxxxxxxxx>
> As far as I understand, it only gets used at all on ARM for the
> blkback=>qcow path, and has nothing to do with I440FX or other boards. 
> i.e. it is a paravirt disk and nothing else.

Yeah the PIIX3 part is messy, this is easier to select I440FX which
provides all the required dependencies. TBH I'd rather invest my
time in other tasks, and the Xen folks don't seem interested in getting
this improved. I only did that series to reply to Paolo and pass over
to Alex Bennée.

> xenpv should not be tied to i386-softmmu in the first place, and would
> remove a very-WTF-worthy current state of things.  That said, I have no
> idea how much effort that might be.

Here the problem isn't much Xen but the rest of x86 machines in QEMU.





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