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Re: [PATCH 00/18] x86: multiboot2 protocol support

From: Daniel Kiper
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/18] x86: multiboot2 protocol support
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 18:59:17 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hi all,

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 06:54:04PM +0100, Daniel Kiper wrote:
> Hi,
> I am sending, long awaited, first version of multiboot2 protocol
> support for legacy BIOS and EFI platforms.
> The final goal is xen.efi binary file which could be loaded by EFI
> loader, multiboot (v1) protocol (only on legacy BIOS platforms) and
> multiboot2 protocol. This way we will have:
>   - smaller Xen code base,
>   - one code base for xen.gz and xen.efi,
>   - one build method for xen.gz and xen.efi;
>     xen.efi will be extracted from xen file
>     using objcopy; PE header will be contained
>     in ELF file and will precede Xen code,
>   - xen.efi build will not so strongly depend
>     on a given GCC and binutils version.

I have not received so many comments on this patch series.
Is there no interest in having this feature in Xen? Is there
anything wrong? Should I fix something?


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