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Re: [Xen-devel] removal of ia64 port

On 22/03/2012 11:04, "Jan Beulich" <JBeulich@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

>>>> On 22.03.12 at 11:58, Keir Fraser <keir@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 21/03/2012 08:45, "Jan Beulich" <JBeulich@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Given that the ia64 port hasn't really been maintained for the last couple
>>> of years (I am apparently the only one to try to keep it building at least,
>>> but I suspect that it has been non-functional for quite a while), I'd like
>>> to
>>> propose to remove the port. After quite some time of trying to get an
>>> opinion from Intel on this, I was now notified of their agreement to this
>>> move.
>>> From my pov, the only thing to discuss here is whether this should
>>> happen right away, or after 4.2 went out (then with a formal removal
>>> proposal in that release - the port's state isn't being reflected correctly
>>> anyway in ./MAINTAINERS afaict).
>>> Thoughts?
>> I don't think it would be unreasonable to remove it ahead of 4.2. It's not
>> been working for a long time now.
> Then how about waiting a few more days for eventual feedback from
> the supposed maintainer or the ia64 list, but remove it the latest right
> before -rc1?

Cc Ian Campbell, who is managing the release process. Also Lars, who may
have an opinion on protocol for removing a port. However, as far as my own
vote counts these days, I agree and see no reason for a long-unmaintained
port to hang around during the 4.2 release process.

 -- Keir

> Jan

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