Re: [PATCH 02/23] x86, realmode: realmode.bin infrastructure

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Tue May 08 2012 - 16:15:27 EST

On 05/08/2012 12:14 PM, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> How much is needed to avoid this misuse of kernel-internal build rules?
>> This was and is an ugly hack.
> It is more or less the same as for arch/x86/boot and other things. If
> there are better ways to do it suggestions are very much appreciated.
> However, it is a bit of a tricky bit because we need *some* of the bits
> of the target compiler configuration and some not (this is the same as
> arch/x86/boot etc.) It is not "pure target" but it's also most
> definitely not host.

Anyway... to answer your direct question: all of that would have been
required anyway. In therms of build rules the overall patchset is
pretty much a lateral move from arch/x86/kernel/acpi/rm to
arch/x86/realmode/rm. That doesn't mean we couldn't do it
better/centralize/etc; however, none of this is new and would be a
separate change.


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