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

From: Jan Beulich
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/18] x86: multiboot2 protocol support
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 09:05:36 +0000

>>> On 09.02.15 at 18:59, <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 06:54:04PM +0100, Daniel Kiper wrote:
>> 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?

I didn't get to look at patches 4 and onwards yet, there's too much
other stuff I need to take care of right now; I'll get to this eventually.


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