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Re: [Xen-devel] Re: pvops kernel branches - 2.6.36 options, stable/next/

To: Boris Derzhavets <bderzhavets@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Re: pvops kernel branches - 2.6.36 options, stable/next/etc?
From: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 10:00:33 -0500
Cc: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@xxxxxxxx>, xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Bruce Edge <bruce.edge@xxxxxxxxx>
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On Tue, Nov 09, 2010 at 03:20:13AM -0800, Boris Derzhavets wrote:
> > No.  xen/next-2.6.36 doesn't exist any more, and it never really
> > contained anything useful.  xen/next-2.6.37, however, is closely
> > tracking upstream and I hope will reach functional parity with the
> > 2.6.32-based branches.
> Is 2.6.38 merge window right estimate for time frame to reach functional 
> parity with the 2.6.32-based branches ?

Not exactly. We are aiming for the basic functionality for running a PV guest
in that timeframe. Right now, you probably can run an HVM guests, thought we
have been so focused on shaking out bringup bugs that it has not been on our
list of high priorities.

However, something which I did not know until last week, is that there is a
blkback and netback built in QEMU. Which means you could boot up a PV guest
with the blkback/netback utilizing the QEMU back-ends - how well they do, I 
know. I am not even sure how to utilize it - it might be worth digging in that
and finding out how well it works?

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