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Re: [Xen-devel] 2016 Xen hackathon notes - xenstored

Luis, thanks for starting this thread.

On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 08:55:04PM +0200, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 04:33:31PM +0200, Filipe Manco wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > Regarding LiXS, our goal is to make it one of the upstream xenstore
> > alternatives. For that I already started getting internal approvals
> > to release the code open source, which should happen somewhere
> > around next month. I also need to fix some bugs and would like to do
> > some performance testing before the release.
> > 
> > Once it is released, it would be nice to get some comments from the
> > community on the implementation, specifically about how to make it
> > upstreamable; I’ll let you know when the code is available.
> > 
> > Does this plan sound reasonable?
> I have no say in the Xen community, but to me this sounds reasonable,
> you should have competing solutions and let people win, its the
> same principle that was applied to Linux Security Modules, for
> instance, and that philosophy tends to enable all viable options
> to compete while upstream. For Xen, there are already 2 xenstores,
> having another IMHO should just require commitment for a maintainer
> to upkeep it. Without that it should make no sense.

I think the best way forward is to post design doc and / or code to
xen-devel to decide what next step is.  We shall discuss things based on
their merits.

> You also require C++ though ? That's a new requirement AFAICT, so
> that would need to be addressed.

IIRC we already need g++ to build QEMU (it doesn't get along with gcc
last time I checked), so that wouldn't be a big issue IMHO.


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