[LinuxBIOS] State of the buildrom

Myles Watson myles at pel.cs.byu.edu
Thu Dec 6 17:23:46 CET 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jordan Crouse [mailto:jordan.crouse at amd.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2007 9:09 AM
> To: Myles Watson
> Cc: Linuxbios
> Subject: Re: State of the buildrom
> On 06/12/07 08:57 -0700, Myles Watson wrote:
> > This is the same patch, updated to use HEAD instead of 539.  Because
> > of the way linuxbios.inc works, this only gets the true head the first
> > time, then it just takes the previously built tarball.  So if you
> > really want the new head you have to remove the tarball.
> The decision to force the user to chose what revision to use was mine, and
> I've taken a lot of flack for it.  I still think there is real value in
> directly specifying where the code comes from (for reproducability)
> purposes,
> but if everybody complains at the same time, I can change my mind
> (and reserve the right to say "I told you so" later).

It seems like a two-edged sword to me.  Right now if you install the latest
iasl and use buildrom, it will fail on any platform that needs iasl, since
iasl changed.

If we took from the latest, we'd have to update iasl before it worked again.

Either way works for me.


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