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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Add dm-userspace to the Xen kernel

AL> Agreed.  I think it's a good idea to let it go through that review
AL> process before going into the Xen tree.  As I said, once it's in
AL> -mm, I would imagine that it the interfaces would be stable enough
AL> that there's no harm putting it into the Xen tree.

That may be true, however, putting it into the Xen tree at the moment
would only be temporary anyway.  I think that it changing shape while
in the Xen tree isn't likely to break anything, as people using it
at that point would have to know that it was subject to change.  I
don't think there is any danger in anyone snapshotting the Xen tree
with a not-yet-final version of dm-userspace in it and assuming it's

To quote your quote:

CW> "Good things there are bits that are ready to go upstream or fixes
CW> to base Linux that are transient by version (backport of a fix
CW> that's in the -rc for the next kernel or somesuch)."

The code has been accepted into the device-mapper review tree, which
may qualify it as almost "ready to go upstream".  So, if we fall under
that umbrella, I think it's reasonable to get it into the Xen tree for
testing and review.  Perhaps Chris can weigh in here?

Dan Smith
IBM Linux Technology Center
Open Hypervisor Team
email: danms@xxxxxxxxxx

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