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Re: [Xen-devel] Ping: backport proposals

>>> On 26.09.13 at 11:31, Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 26/09/13 09:08, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>> On 12.09.13 at 11:11, "Jan Beulich" <JBeulich@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>> On 02.09.13 at 20:17, Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> As a group - more detail in the console ring in the case of a crash:
>>>> * 66450c1d1ab3c4480bbba949113b95d1ab6a943a "xen/conring: Write to
>>>> console ring even if console lock is busted"
>>>> * cc90bf1894daf9f97791495e2256e7e342e25704 "xen/conring: Clean up
>>>> writing to the console ring"
>>> I can see the value of the latter, but the former seems to be pure
>>> cleanup (which we don't normally backport).
>>>> As a group - improvements around console_force_unlock():
>>>> * 44db24103ff1c53a13afebf4d72ad853cee07786 "fix gdbstub build c/s
>>>> c8177e691f"
>>>> * 7b9fa702ca323164d6b49e8b639a57f880454a8c "watchdog/crash: Always
>>>> disable watchdog in console_force_unlock()"
>>>> * 896934596614b44c20a37263c9decb0b639ef995 "x86/watchdog: Tweak
>>>> implementation given new common code"
>>>> * c8177e691f0f611240853326712d43482ec949bf "watchdog: Move watchdog from
>>>> being x86 specific to common code"
>>> The real meat here is the second one, and for a backport I'd
>>> prefer to limit the change to this, even if that means that we'll
>>> have to add an #ifdef CONFIG_X86 to common code.
>> I was expecting some sort of response to this from you; silence
>> meaning to me that you don't care anymore...
> Apologies - the silence is accidental not deliberate.
> Having the #ifdef in console_force_unlock() would be a substantially
> smaller and safer backport with the same effect.
> Would you like me to do a patch for that or are you ok doing it as part
> of the backport?

Doing this myself is quite okay, I just wanted to see whether you're
fine with me limiting the amount of backporting in both above cases
to just the core portions of the changes.


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