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Re: [Xen-devel] Driver domains and hotplug scripts, redux

On Tue, 2012-01-17 at 09:40 +0000, Roger Pau Monnà wrote:
> 2012/1/17 Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> > However xend should not be transition to this new scheme but should
> > continue to use its existing scripts in the current manner.
> >
> > There was a conversation last year[0] about how a toolstack could
> > opt-in/out of the use of the hotplug scripts. We decided that toolstacks
> > should have to opt into the use of these scripts, by touching a stamp
> > file.
> >
> > Although this wasn't implemented yet (unless I missed it) I guess the
> > same scheme would apply to this work if that sort of thing turns out to
> > be necessary.
> Sorry for replying so many times, this is a big maybe, and possibly
> it's too drastic, but after this changes xl and xend will not be
> compatible anymore, so why don't we disable xend by default, and only
> build xl?

I don't think they are compatible now, are they? I've certainly seen odd
behaviour when using xl with xend (accidentally) running, usually xend
reaps the domain I've just started...

I'm all for disabling the build of xend by default but I had assumed
that others would think 4.2 was rather an aggressive timeline for that.

> When the new configure script is in, it will be trivial to select if
> you want xl or xend, and only install one of those. Adding the option
> --enable-xend should disable xl and only build and install xend
> (printing a very big warning that xend is deprecated).

I don't think --enable-xend should ever disable xl (or vice versa). Many
folks (e.g. distros) will want to build both, perhaps to package them in
two different binary packages, but certainly to offer their users the
choice, at least for the time being.

> > Ian.
> >
> > [0] http://lists.xen.org/archives/html/xen-devel/2011-06/msg00952.html
> >

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