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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 0/7] Drop support for QEMU < 0.12.0



On Thu, Nov 05, 2015 at 12:47:41PM -0500, Cole Robinson wrote:
> On 11/05/2015 12:33 PM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > The patches for introducing virtlogd will be significantly
> > simplified if we don't need to worry about parsing stderr
> > during startup. This is required prior to QEMU 0.11 so
> > that we can get the dyanamically allocated /dev/pty/NNN
> > paths.
> > 
> > The QEMU 0.12.1 release was shipped in RHEL-6 vintage
> > distros and is already quite old, so seems like a fair
> > target version to aim for as the minimum required.
> > 
> 
> Up next... drop support for building on RHEL-5 ? :) Would mean we could
> simplify the RPM spec quite a bit

Yep, I think dropping RHEL-5 entirely at this point in time is pretty
reasonable. It would let us kill lots of code in the legacy XenD driver
too, though might not be worth the bother, since it isn't an ongoing
maint burden anymore, since all work is in libxl instead.

Regards,
Daniel
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