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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 10/14] tests: acpi: ignore SMBIOS tests when UEF

From: Igor Mammedov
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 10/14] tests: acpi: ignore SMBIOS tests when UEFI firmware is used
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:11:22 +0100

On Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:22:31 +0100
Laszlo Ersek <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 01/16/19 13:31, Igor Mammedov wrote:
> > On Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:52:17 +0100
> > Gerd Hoffmann <address@hidden> wrote:
> >   
> >>   Hi,
> >>  
> >>> This approach allows the UEFI app source to live in the QEMU tree, and
> >>> the affected maintainer(s) would be personally responsible for setting
> >>> up their edk2 clones, and compilers. (The edk2 clone could even be a
> >>> submodule of QEMU, for example at roms/edk2.) For example,
> >>> "roms/Makefile" already calls an external EFIROM utility (also from
> >>> edk2) in order to build the combined iPXE option ROMs.
> >>>
> >>> And yes, we could turn the UEFI binaries into bootable ISO images at once.
> >>>
> >>> I'll try to post some patches soon (or not so soon). I think the app's
> >>> source code, and the edk2 submodule, should live under roms/, and the
> >>> bootable images should live under pc-bios/.
> >>>
> >>> (In fact we could use this opportunity to build & bundle OVMF itself...
> >>> not sure if that's in scope for now. Gerd, what's your take?)    
> >>
> >> Well, there is still the idea to move over firmware submodules and
> >> prebuilt firmware blobs to a separate repo.  Expermimental repo:
> >> https://git.kraxel.org/cgit/qemu-firmware/.  Not touched for more than a
> >> year due to being busy with other stuff.  Oh well ...
> >>
> >> (if someone feels like picking this up feel free to do so).
> >>
> >> I think adding edk2 as submodule below roms/ makes sense.  Adding rules
> >> to roms/Makefile to build the blobs makes sense too.  Not sure we want
> >> the binaries actually copied over to pc-bios/ and commited as the uefi
> >> firmware is pretty big ...
> >>
> >> Not sure what a good place for the uefi app would be.  I'd tend to not
> >> use roms/, that is the place for firmware submodules.  
> I figured the source code for the UEFI app would fit due to the script
> "configure-seabios.sh" and some actual config files being there already.
> But, I'm happy to follow directions. :)
> >>  contrib/ or test/ maybe?  
> > Could be tests/data/acpi in this case  
> If "tests/data/acpi" is appropriate for source code, that works for me.
> We already have "rebuild-expected-aml.sh" there, so I guess another
> build script and the UEFI app source code would fit there too.
I suggested tests/data/acpi for binary EFI app blobs
For EFI app source maybe just 'tests' or sub-directory there and make
'make check-efi-app' build EFI app (doing all needed magic and asking for 
things that missing)
if source is newer than blobs.

> It would be nice if I could get around submitting some patches this
> week. Sigh. :/
> Thanks,
> Laszlo

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