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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen blktap driver for Ceph RBD : Anybody wants to test ? :p

On Mon, Aug 05, 2013 at 01:01:35PM +0200, Sylvain Munaut wrote:
> > Any chance this will be rolled into the main blktap sources?
> I'd like to ... but I ave no idea how or even who to contact for that
> ... blktap is so fragmented ...
> You have blktap2 which is in the man Xen tree. But that's not what's
> used in debian (it's not installed / compiled)
> You have the so called blktap2.5 which is what's on github and what I
> have based my stuff on. It's also what's shipped with debian as
> blktap-utils I think.
> I also think Citrix have their own version based off blktap2.5 as well.

Yep, XenServer is using blktap2.5. 

Also the Centos-6 Xen packages have blktap2.5 patched in.
> And soon there will be blktap3 in the official Xen tree.
> I want to at least get it merged in blktap3 but since that code is not
> ready (or even merged) yet, it's a bit early for that. That's also
> probably Xen 4.4 or Xen 4.5 stuff and so won't hit debian for a while.

I think I saw an announcement recently on xen-devel that blktap3 development 
has been stopped.. 

-- Pasi

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