[edk2] [PATCH v3 1/1] ArmVirtPkg: Replace obsoleted network drivers from platform DSC/FDF.

Ard Biesheuvel ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org
Thu Dec 13 23:22:05 PST 2018


On Fri, 14 Dec 2018 at 07:11, Fu, Siyuan <siyuan.fu at intel.com> wrote:
>
> Hi, Arb
>
> Do you think if it's ok to commit this patch to ArmVirtPkg now?
>

Sure, please go ahead

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Fu, Siyuan
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 8:59 AM
> > To: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org>
> > Cc: edk2-devel at lists.01.org; Julien Grall <julien.grall at linaro.org>; Laszlo
> > Ersek <lersek at redhat.com>
> > Subject: RE: [PATCH v3 1/1] ArmVirtPkg: Replace obsoleted network drivers from
> > platform DSC/FDF.
> >
> > Hi, Arb
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Ard Biesheuvel [mailto:ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:39 AM
> > > To: Laszlo Ersek <lersek at redhat.com>
> > > Cc: Fu, Siyuan <siyuan.fu at intel.com>; edk2-devel at lists.01.org; Julien
> > > Grall <julien.grall at linaro.org>
> > > Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 1/1] ArmVirtPkg: Replace obsoleted network drivers
> > > from platform DSC/FDF.
> > >
> > > On 6 November 2018 at 16:24, Laszlo Ersek <lersek at redhat.com> wrote:
> > > > On 11/06/18 13:32, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> > > >> On 6 November 2018 at 02:24, Fu Siyuan <siyuan.fu at intel.com> wrote:
> > > >>> V3:
> > > >>> Remove duplicate library added in v2 patch, since ArmVirtPkg.dsc.inc
> > > >>> already have them. Just remove the if...end there is enough.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> V2:
> > > >>> Add missing library instance for NetworkPkg iSCSI driver.
> > > >>>
> > > >>
> > > >> Please don't put the patch revision history in the commit log. Put it
> > > >> below the ---
> > > >>
> > > >>> This patch replaces the MdeModulePkg TCP, PXE and iSCSI driver with
> > > those
> > > >>> ones in NetworkPkg. These 3 drivers in MdeModulePkg are not being
> > > actively
> > > >>> maintained and will be removed from edk2 master soon.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Cc: Laszlo Ersek <lersek at redhat.com>
> > > >>> Cc: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org>
> > > >>> Cc: Julien Grall <julien.grall at linaro.org>
> > > >>> Contributed-under: TianoCore Contribution Agreement 1.1
> > > >>> Signed-off-by: Fu Siyuan <siyuan.fu at intel.com>
> > > >>> ---
> > > >>
> > > >> ... here ...
> > > >>
> > > >> The patch looks fine to me
> > > >>
> > > >> Reviewed-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org>
> > > >>
> > > >> but please don't merge it until after the next stable tag has been
> > > created
> > > >
> > > > This is not a bad idea (see also your discussion with Leif); however it
> > > > does create a bit of inconsistency with how the other platform DSC/FDF
> > > > files have been handled. (The changes have been pushed for those.)
> > > >
> > > > Again, I don't disagree, and I don't mind if ArmVirt is handled
> > > > differently. It's just that we should have handled this more uniformly,
> > > > I believe.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Yes - as I replied to Leif, I am not going to obsess about this. But
> > > the point of stable tags is not to rush things in at the last minute.
> >
> > OK I will not commit this change to ArmVirt until the stable tag is made.
> > Sorry for the last minute notification of this change, and I can fully
> > understand your concern, that's why we accepted Leif that still keep
> > these MdeModulePkg drivers in this stable tag.
> >
> > Thanks for review.
> > Siyuan
> >
> > >
> > > >
> > > > In retrospect, I would have also appreciated if the patches had
> > > > referenced <https://bugzilla.tianocore.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1278>, even
> > > > though they only implement "prep" work for now, on the platform DSC/FDF
> > > > level, and not the actual driver removal.
> > > >
> > > > For example, the important explanation about MdeModulePkg's iSCSI driver
> > > > implementing its own MD5 algo cannot be connected to the OVMF commit now
> > > > (d2f1f6423bd1). I have copied the most relevant passage from the cover
> > > > letter of this series into TianoCore BZ#1278, but the commit in question
> > > > doesn't reference any BZ, so the link cannot be established.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks
> > > > Laszlo


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