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Re: [PATCH v2 08/10] xsm: remove xsm_default_t from hook definitions

  • To: "Daniel P. Smith" <dpsmith@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>
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On 06.08.2021 23:41, Daniel P. Smith wrote:
> My concerns/issues:
> B1. The irony that XSM is unsupported but XSM + SILO is supported (for
>     Arm)

Just one remark here: Prior to SILO introduction (and to some perhaps
ever afterwards), just like !XSM stood for "XSM dummy module", XSM
stood for "XSM/Flask". There's pretty little core XSM code, and the
reason for it to be considered unsupported was mainly the bad quality
of Flask code (which no-one, not even the maintainer, ever cared to
address, except maybe tiny aspects thereof). Which luckily ...

> Deferrals and concessions in v3:
> D1. Answering (A1) can be addressed later by reviewing, refreshing, and
>     expanding XSM documentation
> D2. Will work with community to get XSM in a supported status to resolve
>    (B1)

... you aim to address. Until such point I think though that people
better wouldn't be forced or talked into including unsupported code
in their builds. (I say this without having looked at v3 yet; you may
very well have taken care of this already.)




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