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Re: [Fedora-xen] Disappointed with the Upcoming Fedora 12 Release



On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 02:05:10PM +0200, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 04:38:27PM +0800, Mr. Teo En Ming (Zhang Enming) wrote:
> >    Hi,
> > 
> >    Fedora is my favorite Linux distribution. I have been eagerly anticipating
> >    the upcoming release of Fedora 12 but am disappointed to discover that it
> >    will not support Xen pv-ops dom0 kernel.
> > 
> 
> pv_ops dom0 kernel has only recently started working for many/most
> people, so it was too late for F12 release.
> 
> There are still some missing features, most notably missing blktap2 support
> for tap:aio: file-based images.
> 
> But it seems features are ported and bugs are fixed pretty fast now, so
> let's hope pv_ops dom0 kernel can be included for F13!
> 
> It works for me, and for you aswell. So it's getting there..
> 

Also Fedora kernel developers want to have all the main features
included in the upstream kernel - they don't want to maintain
out-of-the-tree patches. 

pv_ops dom0 patches are not yet included in the upstream kernel.
Although Jeremy's git tree is tracking upstream pretty closely now.

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/jeremy/xen.git;a=shortlog;h=xen/master

-- Pasi


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