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RE: [Xen-devel] Features for Linux kernel 3.3.

> From: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
> Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2011 1:32 PM
> To: xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Xen-devel] Features for Linux kernel 3.3.
> This is what is being currently developed and reviewed. Some of it
> might be done before 3.2 merge windows opens so it could become part
> of 3.2:
>  - PV spinlocks. Jeremy has been tirelessly working on this and every time
>    it looks like it is ready somebody comes out and points out a bug
>    in generic code that impacts his work. So this has mushroomed to now
>    include jump_label support (for tracing), compare and exchange atomic
>    operations (for everything), and then the PV spinlocks patches.
>  - ACPI S3 support. The code is going through a review and we need
>    some eyes from the ACPI folks to make sure nothing is wrong.
>  - Graphic support for radeon/nouveau for 32-bit cards (enterprise type).
>    Also known as "TTM DMA pool" code.
>  - Blkback/blkfront features. Expanding the blkback to do amazing things.
>    Like make the code easier to read, expanding the discard support to support
>    REQ_DISCARD_SECURE and also do multipage rings (to allow more I/Os).
>  - microcode update. Well, this one is complex. The x86 maintainers
>    want to re-write how it is done, so the Xen microcode is shelved for
>    right now until that is complete.
>  - cleancache. This is the last piece of tmem - it allows the swap disk
>    to use the temporary memory pool that tmem provides to make the guest
>    run even faster.

Correction.  *Frontswap* is the last piece of tmem.  (Cleancache went
in at 3.0.)
>  - Xen ACPI cpufreq patches. They are not yet ready to be posted, but they
>    are slowly taking shape.
> If I missed somebody's current work, please point me out to it.

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