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[Xen-devel] Re: 3.0.3 freeze

On Tue, Aug 22, 2006 at 05:03:27PM +0100, Ian Pratt wrote:
> Folks,
> I think its time to declare a 3.0.3 feature freeze. We've got all the
> 'must have' feature patches in -unstable and many of the 'would be nice'
> variety too.
> Just to summarize, we have: the new scheduler, blktap with file-based VM
> storage, upgraded device emulation, new shadow pagetable code, PV
> drivers for HVM guests, networking support for segmentation offload,
> support for the Power architecture, misc performance optimizations and
> bug fixes.
> There were a number of patches that haven't quite made the cut off due
> to various outstanding issues or lack of review time: The NUMA allocator
> patch has been observed to cause problems on at least one system. The PV
> framebuffer could do with a few interface tweaks and a code cleanup. The
> kexec/kdump patch just needs more testing [I feel bad about this one --
> maybe we can retrofit it]. The xend lifecycle management patches will be
> held-over to the next release so it can become part of a larger set of
> control tool changes.

If at all possible, it would be really nice to get the dm-userspace patches
in that came out last night.  They have been heavily tested by the IBM team,
and shouldn't have any negative effect on the rest of the code base.

> Now the tree is in 'freeze' state, please can everyone get ready to do
> some serious testing. We're still working on a handful of known issues
> we can reproduce, so this message isn't quite a full call to arms for
> testing from the user community yet, but it would be great if developers
> could start giving it a workout.  
> Thanks,
> Ian


Sean Dague
IBM Linux Technology Center                     email: japh@xxxxxxxxxx
Open Hypervisor Team                           alt: sldague@xxxxxxxxxx

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