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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen 4.4 development update

On Fri, Sep 20, George Dunlap wrote:

> On 20/09/13 16:57, Olaf Hering wrote:
> >On Mon, Sep 16, George Dunlap wrote:
> >
> >>* xend still in tree
> >>  - xl list -l on a dom0-only system
> >>  - xl list -l doesn't contain tty console port
> >>  - Alternate transport support for migration
> >libxl has no pvscsi support. This is listed as "SCSI LUN/Host
> >passthrough (PVSCSI)" in the page below.
> >
> >Is PVUSB already handled by libxl?
> >
> >http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/XL_vs_Xend_Feature_Comparison
> Are you personally using PVSCSI, and/or pvusb, and/or do you know any large
> downstreams and/or user bases that depend on them?

I'm not using it myself. At least two different customers were using it.
As Jan said in his reply, we should not silently drop functionality.

> That said, pvusb should be really simple to do once we have the HVM hot-plug
> support; I've got a patch series that just needs to be cleaned up and
> submitted.  It's on my short list of things to do, but realistically looking
> like it's not going to happen for 4.4 (unless we reconsider the release
> cycle length).  If you're interested in taking it over, I'd be happy to hand
> it off to you.

Up to now I have not looked at pvusb. I will do so in the next days.


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