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Re: [Xen-devel] removal of ia64 port

On Fri, 2012-03-23 at 09:01 +0000, Jan Beulich wrote:
> >>> On 23.03.12 at 07:52, "KUWAMURA Shin'ya" <kuwa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>>>>> On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 08:45:24 +0000
> >>>>>> JBeulich@xxxxxxxx("Jan Beulich")  said:
> >> 
> >> 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).
> > 
> > I hope that ia64 code remains in xen-unstable for the time being.
> > I am inspecting the problem of hypervisor now.
> If you're asking to keep the port, can we take this as commitment to
> resume doing active work on it (not just limited to fixing the current
> problems, but also going forward)?

I think this question needs to be answered if we are to consider keeping
the ia64 port. Last time we had this conversation was back in July
2011[0] but I haven't seen any fixes from any other than Jan since then,
and the hg logs seem to confirm that impression.

Kuwamura, what is your motivation for wanting to keeping the ia64 port
in 4.2 and beyond?

I'm afraid I don't think it is sufficient to simply hope that it
remains, we need to see a commitment to it becoming actively maintained
in xen-unstable again.


[0] http://lists.xen.org/archives/html/xen-devel/2011-07/msg00195.html

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