[coreboot] A case for branching AGESA

Martin Roth gaumless at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 17:09:33 CET 2015

Let's table the discussion of agesa (and other) platform removal for
now.  As Patrick said in the 4.2 release announcement, a plan for the
removal of code is being written and will be posted for discussion


On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 12:58 PM, Timothy Pearson
<tpearson at raptorengineeringinc.com> wrote:
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> On 11/03/2015 03:41 AM, Vladimir wrote:
>> I strongly disagree with this branching "solution". Why?
>> Because - if building all the targets is slow - then just don't build
>> all the targets at once! If you need a fast build and you are not
>> concerned about AMD boards - just because you don't have any - it is
>> always possible to skip AGESA build without moving it to a branch and
>> separating from the rest of the coreboot code . So this is seen as a
>> really bad excuse
>> Best regards,
>> Vladimir Shipovalov
> I do agree technically with this, however there's no policy in place for
> what happens when an AGESA build finally does fire and it's found the
> related source broke some time ago.  I think that's the main reason for
> wanting to stuff AGESA in a branch; separation of maintainaince.
> One one hand, having recently been the victim of having some of my
> native init patches fail Jenkins builds due to AGESA breakage, I'd
> almost like to see this happen.  On the other hand, I know exactly how
> painful sync across branches can be, so I can't recommend it.
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