Re: Build fails with VS2012

Laszlo Ersek

Hi Rebecca


On 05/08/21 21:47, Rebecca Cran wrote:
I'm setting up a new Jenkins server to do Bhyve builds and run on
platforms that aren't currently tested with the GitHub/Azure system.

Since VS2012 appears to be a supported toolchain, I tried building
OvmfPkgX64 with it (I'm also planning on testing VS2013, VS2015, VS2017
and VS2019), but it fails with:

Building ...
: error C2220: warning treated as error - no 'object' file generated
: warning C4306: 'type cast' : conversion from 'int' to
'SEV_ES_AP_JMP_FAR *' of greater size
I think the compiler is justified to complain here:

7b7508ad784d1 (Tom Lendacky 2020-08-12 15:21:42 -0500 1268) JmpFar = (SEV_ES_AP_JMP_FAR *) FixedPcdGet32 (PcdSevEsWorkAreaBase);

The proper way to spell such casts is with (UINTN) in the middle.

Can you please file a new BZ?

I know the GitHub/Azure system only tests with VS2017 and VS2019: are
there plans to drop the older VS versions, or should they still work?
And would it be considered useful to _check_ that they still work, or
should they be considered unsupported?
I'd suggest dropping them.

Earlier, Ard raised a similar question for gcc too -- IIRC, Ard suggested that GCC4* be removed. I agree with the idea.


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