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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] tools: make flask utils build unconditional

On Fri, Jan 08, 2016 at 12:49:07PM -0600, Doug Goldstein wrote:
> Ok so I'm at a loss what steps I need to take. I've submitted patches to
> put the config in /boot so that this check can be made but there's a
> disagreement if that's even necessary or not.

That's a bit unfortunate. :-(

But if I'm not mistaken that's orthogonal to this problem, right? That's
one more step down the road regarding grub integration.

> Do I need to supply a patch to make --disable-xsmpolicy the default so
> that this change doesn't generate the policy by default? The point of
> this patch is to compile the necessarily bits always which will help
> shake out bugs earlier. If we don't want the policy file to be installed
> then we should use the proper setting for that and not the fact that the
> utility isn't being compiled.

I think one solution would be to modify flask/Makefile to guard policy
compilation against (FLASK_ENABLE && FLASK_POLICY).

What do you think? Admittedly I haven't followed closely all the KConfig
work so I might be talking nonsense.

Ian and Ian?


> -- 
> Doug Goldstein

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