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Re: [Publicity] Xen 4.4 features for press release

Relative to the ARM topic - can we also add anything about specific level
of test coverage on ARM platforms now?  Another step in underscoring level
of stability and commitment to ARM architecture.


On 12/16/13 7:57 AM, "Stefano Stabellini"
<stefano.stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>On Mon, 16 Dec 2013, Ian Campbell wrote:
>> On Mon, 2013-12-16 at 13:15 +0000, George Dunlap wrote:
>> > * 64-bit Xen on ARM now supports booting guests
>I would reword it as:
>* 64-bit guests creation supported on arm64
>> Furthermore I think we are going to be saying that ARM is not tech
>> preview any longer and committing to the ABI.
>Right. Maybe:
>* arm and arm64 Xen ABIs declared stable and maintained for backward
>  compatibility
>> There have been a tonne of other changes to Xen on ARM since 4.3 but
>> perhaps they are mainly under the hood, Stefano any thoughts?
>At the very least we should mention:
>* significant stability improvements across the board
>* ARM/multiboot booting protocol design and implementation in Xen and
>  U-boot
>* PSCI support in Xen
>> Some things which spring to mind:
>>       * We now generate guest device trees automatically, instead of
>>         requiring the user to supply one.
>>       * Our host DTB handling is much improved. It is not generally
>>         necessary to have the DTB for Xen any more
>On this topic, we should have a blog post on stable ABI (and block ABI
>breakage) as soon as Konrad sends the pull request on block ABI change
>in Linux.
>>       * It is vastly simpler to add a new platform in 4.4.
>* Newly supported platforms:
> - Calxeda Midway
> - Applied Micro X-Gene Storm
> - TI OMAP5
> - Allwinner A20
>* Safe DMA in Dom0 even with no hardware IOMMUs
>* Physical partitions and LVM volumes can now be used to store guest
>  disk images with xen-blkback
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