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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC 00/29] Incomplete Kconfig conversion

On 11/9/15 9:06 AM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 06, 2015 at 05:11:51PM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
>> On Tue, 2015-10-06 at 10:58 -0500, Doug Goldstein wrote:
>>> You stated this better than I did. My goal is not to necessarily make
>>> this like the Linux kernel where users toggle on different bits at a
>>> whim but more for developers and companies shipping Xen, basically those
>>> with specialized environments could use this to upstream more code and
>>> have it disabled by default.
>> This last bit will need some care and consideration, since such options are
>> liable to lead to the sort of fragmentation I'm worried about i.e. people
>> thinking they can turn them on outside the specialized environments and be
>> supported in doing so. But I think we can deal with that after this initial
>> transition. It should dovetail quite nicely with the "feature lifecycle"
>> stuff being discussed elsewhere.
>>> The current patchset only exposes KEXEC as a user facing option because
>>> its currently a user facing option in the source tree. I would not
>>> expand the list of user facing options past that. I consider adding more
>>> outside of the scope of this work and something that would happen after
>>> this series lands on a case by case basis.
>>> My ultimate goal with this initial work is to get all the developer
>>> knobs in one place because currently they are spread around as Makefile
>>> defines or defines in a header file and get a little bit of code
>>> comments around them.
>> Great!
> Sooo is there another patchset on its way? I was thinking to base
> some of the xSplice development on this, and also make tmem configurable
> as well.

Yes. Apologizes on the delay. I'll get on it today.

Doug Goldstein

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