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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH RFC 0/5] Split off mini-os to a separate tree

Ian Campbell writes ("Re: [PATCH RFC 0/5] Split off mini-os to a separate 
> On Tue, 2015-01-27 at 14:48 +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > libdft is its own project.  I have no idea why we have a copy of it in
> > xen.git.  I think this is wrong.
> This is for use by (i.e. linking into) the Xen kernel, not the tools
> etc. It's common to embed libfdt in this way for kernel uses, since we
> can't really use link against libfdt.so (or even .a) like you would
> normally.

That doesn't explain why we don't clone a copy of the upstream tree
during build, like we do for other projects we depend on (rather than
copying the whole thing into our own tree).

I think that the former is what Mini-OS consumers should be expected
to do (perhaps with some help from the Mini-OS build system).


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