>>> On 20.09.16 at 14:35, <de...@asterius.io> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 6:47 AM, Jan Beulich <jbeul...@suse.com> wrote:
>> >>> On 13.09.16 at 21:40, <de...@asterius.io> wrote:
>> > Allows for the conditional inclusion of VGA driver on the x86 platform
>> > rather than having it always enabled.
>> So I guess with all three of these patches an overview mail is missing.
>> What are you trying to accomplish? Solely reducing the binary size of
>> Xen doesn't seem like a very important goal to me, and eliminating
>> these drivers from the build doesn't appear to help make Xen more
>> stable of secure.
> I agree with your assessment on the stability and security standpoint. Our
> customer has asked us to remove
> unused drivers based on functionality of a set of boards. Each of the
> boards has a subset of the available hardware functionality
> brought out to accessible headers.
Well, does that mean that's just to reduce the size of the hypervisor?
If so, I'm honestly not sure we want to set a precedent here, since
if we do, people could come and suggest to make all sorts of code
build conditionally, and I don't think our plans with Kconfig so far were
going in that direction (but others may disagree with me here).
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