On 7 March 2013 14:12, Doug Goldstein email@example.com wrote:
On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 7:58 PM, Peter Stuge firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
For coreboot we recommend to build a vanilla toolchain using known good versions. We also have a script to do that. (The script is at util/crossgcc/buildgcc in the coreboot repo.)
Would qemu consider using those blobs rather than different developers using their distro toolchain to build up a random commit ID. I say random only because often qemu releases ship with a non-release seabios.
The right way to fix this is for QEMU to stop shipping binary BIOS blobs in its source tarballs. Instead the developers of the BIOS should release them separately with an appropriate testing and release process which ensures that they're compiled with whichever toolchain is required.
(just my opinion of course, which I state mostly to give people something to disagree with...)