[OpenBIOS] Multiple APIs for ELF file handling

Blue Swirl blauwirbel at gmail.com
Tue Mar 23 20:18:19 CET 2010

On 3/23/10, Mark Cave-Ayland <mark.cave-ayland at siriusit.co.uk> wrote:
> Andreas Färber wrote:
> >
> > > my SPARC64 Milax ISO test now crashes [...]. However, [...] part of me
> feels I should commit what I've got so that other people can get eyeballs on
> this and help out.
> > >
> >
> > Please don't commit known-bad refactoring steps, that's really bad for
> bisecting.
> > If you want more review, consider pushing a Git branch somewhere. Note
> that most patches sent to this list are not git-am'able so need special care
> when applying, like manually undoing quoted-printable...
> >
>  Thanks for the response Andreas.
>  I'm very happy that the patch is the way forward given the current
> diversity within the OpenBIOS codebase. I'm just nervous that a longer
> timeframe means that other patches will causing merge difficulties in the
> future for what is already quite a large patch (see attachment with my last
> email).
>  I think the best that I can do so far is to commit when it passes my tests
> which are primarily on SPARC64. In terms of other platforms, I've asked more
> than once how I can test them before commit but no-one has offered any
> responses. Then again, as a result of the new refactoring I would expect
> fixes to be a lot simpler.

I don't think I have any ELF test cases, unless Solaris happens to use
our ELF loader during the second stage.

>  Maybe it would make more sense for OpenBIOS to move over to git for
> development testing - but then again, commits of this size will undoubtedly
> be quite rare. What does everyone else think?

I like git, though with git-svn I can work with my tree with StGIT,
QGit and git tools as if the main repository were also git.

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