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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen 4.3 development update, and stock-taking

On 18/01/13 16:21, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
>>>>> * Multi-page blk rings (external)
>>>>>   - blkback in kernel (konrad@oracle, ?@intel)
>>>>>   - qemu blkback
>>>>>    status: Not started.
>>>>>    prognosis: UNKNOWN
>>>> I will be taking on this project, following Intel, FreeBSD and Konrad
>>>> suggestions. Since I'm just starting now, I will mark it as "Fair".
>>> OK, thanks for the info.  Out of curiosity, if someone were to consider 
>>> this a blocker, would having someone else working on it speed things up, 
>>> do you think?  Or is it development probably "non-parallelizable"? :-)
>> Let's wait until we have a clear roadmap about how are we going to
>> handle it. This is not related to Xen itself, so I wouldn't see it as a
>> blocker, most of the work will be done in the Linux kernel, and the only
>> hypervisor part of this might be changes to the block protocol (blkif.h)
>> and the ring (ring.h) protocol.
> Did you have a chance to look at the issues I enumerated with the block
> protocol?
> Perhaps we should continue the discussion on the "clear roadmap" on that
> thread?

Yes, I'm currently writing a reply to that email with my proposal, let's
continue the discussion there.

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