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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v7] sndif: add ABI for Para-virtual sound

On Mon, 2015-02-23 at 17:41 +0000, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Fri, 2015-02-06 at 13:28 +0200, Oleksandr Dmytryshyn wrote:
> > This is ABI for the two halves of a Para-virtual
> > sound driver to communicate with each to other.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Oleksandr Dmytryshyn <oleksandr.dmytryshyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Signed-off-by: Iurii Konovalenko <iurii.konovalenko@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> This seems to have gotten rather stalled, I think because of two
> factors, one is that noone has clear maintainer responsibility for
> blessing the creation of new PV protocols and partly because people are
> naturally a bit cautious about creating new ABIs, which must be
> maintained long term, for types of device with which they are not really
> familiar.
I agree... we really don't have audio experts on the list, I think! :-/

> I've added Lars because perhaps there is some process we can put in
> place which helps alleviate these issues. (I don't know what, but
> perhaps a "staging area" for new protocols which isn't ABI stable along
> with some sort of graduation process, or perhaps some sort of governance
> thing which would make it clear who has to say yes to something like
> this, so we can beat them with sticks until they say something).
+1 to the idea.

> I've also CC-d a bunch of people who commented on previous rounds in
> case any of them feel neither of the factors I mentioned apply to them
> and want to say Acked/Reviewed-by ;-)
Thanks for this. Personally, I took a look at the patches and the
document, and asked Stefano to help us providing his thoughts on the

Since then, I never had much time to look into this again, but even if I
did, all you said above about being wary on new protocols/ABI and not
knowing much about audio applies. :-(


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