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Re: [PATCH] change --enable-efiemu to --enable-efiemu64

From: Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: [PATCH] change --enable-efiemu to --enable-efiemu64
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 17:48:42 +0200

On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 11:59 PM, Pavel Roskin<address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-07-18 at 20:32 +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 06:15:57PM +0200, Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko 
>> wrote:
>> > Like previously discussed efiemu32 can always be compiled hence this patch
>> This does a few more things than just toggle compile options.  Could you
>> split the patch?
> I second that.
> Also, we need to look at things from the users' point of view.  Users
> don't know what efiemu64 is and why it's so special that they are told
> about it at the of the configure output.  Why it is more important that
> efiemu32?  Why is efiemu64 only needed on the i386-pc platform?
> I believe efiemu64 is only more important from the implementation point
> of view, as it requires an additional test to be passed.  But most users
> won't need efiemu64 at all.
> If we add efiemu compilation to the x86_64-efi support, efiemu32 will be
> special.  So it would be better to report something like "efiemu support
> - 32-bit and 64-bit" if we care to report.
> I suggest that you google for "The Paradox of Choice".  Sure, there are
> difference between end users and those compiling GRUB from the sources,
> but you'll get the idea.  Sometimes we should make the choice.
> --
> Regards,
> Pavel Roskin
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