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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH v2 00/29] libxl: Cancelling asynchronous operations

Euan Harris writes ("Re: [RFC PATCH v2 00/29] libxl: Cancelling asynchronous 
> On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 08:09:47PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > I have rebased this onto current staging.  I have compiled it but
> > NOT EXECUTED IT AT ALL.  Euan, I thought it would be useful to give
> > you something you could start to work on building against.
> > 
> > I wouldn't recommend testing it yet until I've at least smoke tested
> > it to see that things still work if you don't cancel them.
> We had a chat about testing these changes, and integrating them into xenopsd.
> We agreed that we each had slightly different expectations of what we were 
> going to do, and when.   I think we came to the following major conclusions:
>   - I will start work on a simple test framework for cancellation,
>     hopefully to have first results in a fortnight or so.
>   - Once the test framework is available you will fix whatever bugs it
>     unearths, then we will rinse and repeat.
>   - You will think some more about the possibility of adding cancellation
>     to the xl command line tool, but since this is tricky there is no 
>     expectation of when it might happen.
> In the slightly longer term, we expect:
>   - More testing and integration effort from Xapi project members in March
>     or April.
>   - Investigation of the idea of a xenopsd-based push gate, similar to the 
>     current libvirt push gate.
> Have I got the main points right, or forgotten anything important?   

That seems about right, thanks.


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