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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/3] Build system fixes for Xen 4.2.3

>>> On 07.08.13 at 13:27, Daniel Kiper <daniel.kiper@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 07, 2013 at 12:14:37PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
>> Daniel Kiper writes ("[PATCH 0/3] Build system fixes for Xen 4.2.3"):
>> > As Ian Jackson asked I am sending build system fixes based
>> > on patches applied a few weeks ago to Xen unstable. Earlier
>> > patches which did not required any changes were applied to
>> > Xen 4.2.3. This patch series contains only applicable patches
>> > which must be modified to be applied.
>> >
>> > List of patches:
>> >   - stubdom: Clean extras/mini-os directory during make clean,
>> >   - stubdom: Remove xenstore directory during make crossclean,
>> >   - Silently ignore include errors during make distclean.
>> I'm afraid I think it's probably best not to apply modified build
>> system backport patches, unless they're really important.  These involve
>> more risk of downstream build breakages, and the benefit is very small
>> because most people already using the stable release will have already
>> developed workarounds for any build system bugs they have encountered.
> I do not insist on applying them but I think that if we
> applied previous patches why do not apply those.
> We should act consistently.

Being risk free is valued higher than consistency on stable trees.


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