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Re: [PATCH v2 0/2] block: deprecate the sheepdog driver



On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 01:09:06PM -0400, Neal Gompa wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 12:16 PM Daniel P. Berrangé <berrange redhat com> wrote:
> >
> > 2 years back I proposed dropping the sheepdog mailing list from the
> > MAINTAINERS file, but somehow the patch never got picked up:
> >
> >   https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-block/2018-03/msg01048.html
> >
> > So here I am with the same patch again.
> >
> > This time I go further and deprecate the sheepdog driver entirely.
> > See the rationale in the second patch commit message.
> >
> > Daniel P. Berrangé (2):
> >   block: drop moderated sheepdog mailing list from MAINTAINERS file
> >   block: deprecate the sheepdog block driver
> >
> >  MAINTAINERS                |  1 -
> >  block/sheepdog.c           | 15 +++++++++++++++
> >  configure                  |  5 +++--
> >  docs/system/deprecated.rst |  9 +++++++++
> >  4 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> >
> > --
> > 2.26.2
> >
> >
> 
> I don't know of anyone shipping this other than Fedora, and I
> certainly don't use it there.
> 
> Upstream looks like it's unmaintained now, with no commits in over two
> years: https://github.com/sheepdog/sheepdog/commits/master
> 
> Can we also get a corresponding change to eliminate this from libvirt?

This is only deprecation in QEMU, the feature still exists and is
intended to be as fully functional as in previous releases.

Assuming QEMU actually deletes the feature at end of the deprecation
cycle, then libvirt would look at removing its own support.


Regards,
Daniel
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