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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen 4.4 development update: Code freezing point reached

On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 02:54:19PM +0000, Jan Beulich wrote:
> >>> On 19.11.13 at 15:40, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx> 
> >>> wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 06:19:46PM +0000, George Dunlap wrote:
> >> The idea is that today we will be pretty permissive, but that we will
> >> become progressively more conservative until the first RC, which is
> >> scheduled for 3 weeks' time (6 December).  After that, we will only
> >> accept bug fixes.
> >> 
> >> Bug fixes can be checked in without a freeze exception throughout the
> >> code freeze, unless the maintianer thinks they are particularly high
> >> risk.  In later RC's, we may even begin rejecting bug fixes if the
> >> broken functionality is small and the risk to other functionality is
> >> high.
> >> 
> >> Features which are currently marked "experimental" or do not at the
> >> moment work at all cannot be broken really; so changes to code only
> >> used by those features should be able to get a freeze exception
> >> easily.  (Tianocore is something which would probably fall under
> >> this.)
> >> 
> >> Features which change or add new interfaces which will need to be
> >> supported in a backwards-compatible way (for instance, vNUMA) will
> >> need freeze exceptions to make sure that the interface itself has
> >> enough time to be considered stable.
> >> 
> >> These are guidelines and principles to give you an idea where we're
> >> coming from; if you think there's a good reason why making an
> >> exception for you will help us achieve goals 1-3 above better than not
> >> doing so, feel free to make your case.
> > 
> > I am wondering in which category the tmem cleanup patches fall?
> > 
> > They aren't bug-fixes, they could be considered a feature. They were
> > posted before the deadline. I posted the GIT PULL (see
> > http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.emulators.xen.devel/178043)
> > to one of the folks who has write access to the repository (as
> > documented in http://www.xenproject.org/governance.html)? 
> Considering the state of TMEM, I think these could go in at almost
> any time. (Btw, I would have committed them already, but wasn't
> up to trying out my first git pull from a foreign tree, due to my
> expectation of it not going to work as I expect the first time

> through, and there's other more important work that needs my
> attention first. And of course you sent the pull request to Keir
> only anyway...)

Duh! I will make sure to send it all committers in the hypervisor
next time.


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