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Re: [Xen-devel] Re: USB virt status
Harry Butterworth wrote:
On Sat, 2005-11-05 at 00:50 +0000, Mark Williamson wrote:
Yes, right now I'm working with Xenstore too. The updates I mentioned are
supposed to tackle this problem by providing a better API, automating the
channel setup state machine for the majority of users (i.e. all devices). I
believe a some of this code is fully completed and awaiting push to the main
tree once it's been reviewed by a few people.
I didn't see the original email that Harry quoted, but could
you elaborate on that? Are you proposing a new API? Why only
a few people? Any reason not on the list?
Rusty had asked a question regarding what's in 3.0:
and I guess I'll second that..
I really would have liked to see a more abstract interface to communications,
such as the one you propose. However, it is not going to happen for the 3.0
release and that's when the team promised the interfaces will be frozen. If
it can't be compatible with the existing interfaces, that's going to make it
much less likely that anyone will update the existing drivers and then
maintain two separate interdomain interfaces for each.
I think the project is likely to follow the path of least resistance and go
with a "xenstore connection setup library" that replaces most of the
duplicate code but retain the old datapath API. I get the impression this
decision has been taken already.
Any reason for this to not be shared on xen-devel?
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