Re: arch/xen is a bad idea
From: Ian Pratt
Date: Fri Dec 17 2004 - 03:30:02 EST
> On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 09:36:36PM +0000, Ian Pratt wrote:
> > > Ian Pratt <Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I'm not convinced that maintaining xen/i386 in its current form
> > > > is going to be as hard as Andi thinks. We already share many
> > > > files unmodified from i386.
> > >
> > > How are they shared? Inclusion, symlinks, makefile references or
> > The makefile creates symlinks.
> That's deprecated because it breaks with separate objdirs (make O=/other/dir)
> See the x86-64 makefiles on how to do it properly.
Ah, I wasn't previously aware of the O= capability to know that we
were breaking it.
We can trivially change over to referencing files in arch/i386
directly from the Makefile. The only downside is that it will
make navigating the source slightly harder.
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