Keir Fraser <keir.fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> With 3.4 out the door it is time to revisit the state of our Linux
> repositories. Currently we have a number of trees in various states of
> - linux-2.6.18-xen.hg: the 'original' tree. Still maintained, used and
> tested but increasingly long in the tooth.
> - ext/linux-2.6.27-xen.hg: a snapshot of opensuse's kernel port. This
> clones tree is not maintained or tested.
> - XCI/linux-2.6.27.git: a forward port of the Xen patches to 2.6.27.
> Maintained as part of XCI project.
> - Jeremy's pv_ops patches against kernel.org: maintained, (somewhat)
> tested, but incomplete.
> It is probably time to kill the 2.6.18 tree, or at least stop active
> development within
it. It is increasingly a kludged collection of backports
> of more recent kernel patches, and is also missing a lot of drivers for more
> modern hardware.
> Our proposal is to move XCI's linux-2.6.27 tree out of the XCI subproject
> and make it the main user tree. Development and automated testing would
> occur on that tree and of course on Jeremy's pv_ops patchset (which we want
> to completely move onto at some point in the future).
> What do people think of this as a plan?
This tree is not tied up with XCI at all.
It can be taken as it and runs on the top of mainstream xen.
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