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Re: [Xen-devel] [FW: FYI: The plan for Xen kernels in Fedora 9]

On Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 09:38:49PM +0000, Mark Williamson wrote:
> > In the spirit of improving communication of Fedora Xen plans to the world,
> > below is a mail I recently circulated in the Fedora community about the
> > direction for Xen-ified kernels from Fedora 9 and onwards.
> >
> > The short story, is that we intend to ship hypervisor & userspace based on
> > Xen 3.2.0 tree, and a kernel based on latest LKML pv_ops tree and patches
> > ontop of that to support Dom0 and x86_64. With some short term pain and
> > instability, we hope to get significant long term benefits for support of
> > Xen Linux kernels.
> Sounds like the best possible and longterm-sustainable plan and good for 
> everybody involved.
> Question: do the dom0-compatibility patches have any chance of getting into 
> kernel.org?  Or would they continue to live as a patchset?

That's a huge open ended question & you can't take anything for granted when
its comes to LKML review / feedback. I'd like to think they have a reasonable
chance, but its all depends how intrusive the changes become. Even if they
don't get accepted upstream, at least they'll be reconciled against current
accepted  DomU patches. So at worst, we have an incremental improvement in
the maintainability, at best a dramatic improvement.

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