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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v5 00/12] libxl: ocaml: improve the bindings

On 11/27/2013 11:39 AM, Rob Hoes wrote:
Ian Campbell wrote:
On Tue, 2013-11-26 at 17:52 +0000, Rob Hoes wrote:
This series contains version 5 of the remaining patches to fix the
OCaml bindings to libxl.
Since we are now into the freeze period we (really, you ;-) need to make
an argument to the release manager (George) for why this should go in now.
His guidance is in

The benefit of this series is that it allows for ocaml based xen
toolstacks (specifically xapi) to start making the transition to using
libxl. It would be awesome if 4.4 provided a decent baseline for that.
I would indeed be great if we can start using libxl from Xen 4.4 out of the box!

The risk is that we break the bindings for some existing users, but I am
99.9% certain there can be none of those. Effectively Rob is the only user
today. The bindings in 4.3 were not really usable, at least not in anger.
I don't think anyone would have been really able to use the bindings as they 
were, because they were incomplete and caused memory corruption. In a way, you 
could consider the whole series to be one large bug fix :)

About 80% of my original series has already been merged. This contained really 
just the ground work. This version adds some essential bindings to VM lifecycle 
operations, the event system, and some bug fixes. These patches only affect 
files in tools/ocaml (plus .git/.hgignore).

I agree with the cost/benefit analysis. Assuming that it's accurate that the changes are confined to tools/ocaml:

Release-acked-by: George Dunlap <george.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>


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