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Re: [Xen-users] XEN-4.3.0 tools-bugs [FLASK] [SEABIOS]

On Sat, 2013-07-27 at 18:21 +0400, Vadim A. Misbakh-Soloviov wrote:
> Hi! I've found few bugs in Xen-4.3.0:

Thanks. For future reference it would be really useful to send these as
individual mails.

We also discourage cross-posting. I've moved the thread to -devel.

> FLASK part:
> 1) first of all, I'm discouraged, that flask policy builds without
> FLASK_ENABLE=y. I guess, it is because I've SELinux in dom0, but,
> anyway, since I've not enabled FLASK myself, I suggest that it will not
> be build.

Building the policy seems harmless even if FLASK is not enabled? If
nothing else it gets us better build testing coverage

> 2) Moreover, that flask policy builds despite of I don't enabled flask,
> somewhy it installs as "/boot" due to
> (I checked it by changing value to boot3, and that policy was renamed too)
> I guess, nobody get that issue due to less of people build xen/xen-tools
> in sandbox, while Gentoo, for example, have both build and install in
> sandboxed environment (so, there is no system /boot dir), and policy get
> "/boot" name.

Yes, it seems that the install rule should gain an "$(INSTALL_DIR)
$(DESTDIR)$(POLICY_LOADPATH)" at the start. COuld you send such a patch
please. See http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Submitting_Xen_Patches for guidance
if you need it.

> bundled SeaBIOS part:
> 3)
> make -C seabios-dir all
>   Working around non-functional -fwhole-program
> make[5]: Entering directory
> `/var/tmp/portage/app-emulation/xen-tools-4.3.0/work/xen-4.3.0/tools/firmware/seabios-dir-remote'
> make[6]: warning: jobserver unavailable: using -j1.  Add `+' to parent
> make rule.
>   Build default config
> #
> # configuration written to
> /var/tmp/portage/app-emulation/xen-tools-4.3.0/work/xen-4.3.0/tools/firmware/seabios-dir-remote/.config
> #
> make[5]: Leaving directory
> `/var/tmp/portage/app-emulation/xen-tools-4.3.0/work/xen-4.3.0/tools/firmware/seabios-dir-remote'
>   Working around non-functional -fwhole-program
>   Compiling IASL out/acpi-dsdt.hex
> make[6]: warning: jobserver unavailable: using -j1.  Add `+' to parent
> make rule.
>   Compiling IASL out/ssdt-proc.hex
>   Build Kconfig config file
> That jobserver issues makes buildsystem continue build process  at
> installation phase.

I'm not sure I understand. Are you saying that this issue means some
stuff doesn't get built at "make build" time but only gets built at
"make install" time? That would be very strange. I'm not sure it would
necessarily be related to this jobserver thing.

> 4) if user tries to build xen-tools with UTF-8 locale,

Which locale specifically? What is your $LANG?

>  he gets:
> Version: rel-1.7.1-3-g3a28511-20130727_172824-node1
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "./tools/layoutrom.py", line 630, in <module>
>     main()
>   File "./tools/layoutrom.py", line 607, in main
>     info16 = parseObjDump(infile16, '16')
>   File "./tools/layoutrom.py", line 538, in parseObjDump
>     relocsection = sectionmap[sectionname]
> KeyError: '.text.asm.out/../src/smp.c.77'
> (there is some more info: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=445986 )

This looks like a SeaBIOS issue. Have you checked the upstream SeaBIOS
tree for a fix? The right way to go about fixing this would probably be
to report upstream, can you do that? (please feel free to CC me and
xen-devel). That patch is probably to use LANG=C at various points in
the SeaBIOS makefile.


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