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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 2/3] etherboot: [build] sort objects in blib.a

On Tue, 2015-02-03 at 12:45 +0100, Olaf Hering wrote:
> When building hvmloader for Xen tools the ipxe objects are also linked
> into the binary. Unfortunately the linker will place them in the order
> found in the archive. Since this order is random the resulting hvmloader
> binary differs when it was built from identical sources but on different
> build hosts. To help with creating a reproducible binary the elements in
> blib.a must simply be sorted before passing them to $(AR).
> Signed-off-by: Olaf Hering <olaf@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Wei Liu <wei.liu2@xxxxxxxxxx>

Applied along with the first patch of the series. I'm expect the third
patch to be picked up after the mini-os split.

> This was sent to the ipxe listm no reply so far:
> http://lists.ipxe.org/pipermail/ipxe-devel/2015-February/003959.html

I see it has now been applied. I'm not sure who should be responsible
for updating the baseline for firmware, for all I know it is me...

But maybe we want to wait for an upstream release anyhow.

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