[syslinux] syslinux-6.04-pre3 botched

Joakim Tjernlund Joakim.Tjernlund at infinera.com
Mon Feb 11 12:29:41 PST 2019

On Mon, 2019-02-11 at 12:15 -0800, H. Peter Anvin via Syslinux wrote:
> I think I botched syslinux-6.04-pre3.  There are two fundamental
> problems with the build:
> a) The selection of what pieces of the library gets included in the core
>    is done manually whereas it really should be automatic;
> b) The build doesn't fail if there are unresolved dependencies between
>    the libraries and the core.
> I will fix these. (b) is IMO fundamental to avoid this error in the
> future, so I want to fix it correctly.
>         -hpa

I think using -z muldefs when linking against gnu-efi(vs. excluding memcpy/memset) would be beneficial.
That way building syslinux against older/future gnu-efi will not break and you get your
optimized memset/memcpy impl. Gnu-efi just has the simplest impl. of these functions.


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