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Re: [Xen-ia64-devel] Community effort neededtocatch upwithxen-unstable

To: "Tian, Kevin" <kevin.tian@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-ia64-devel] Community effort neededtocatch upwithxen-unstable
From: John Byrne <john.l.byrne@xxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 18:24:02 -0700
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Tian, Kevin wrote:
From: Tian, Kevin
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 8:55 AM

From: John Byrne [mailto:john.l.byrne@xxxxxx]

I've gotten blkfront/blkback to work based on your patches and
re-merging Matt's changes to them before the xen-unstable merge. I'm
trying to get the netback/netfront drivers to come up, now. I'll have


clean up some debugging before I can generate a patch. I will generate


patch that is added in addition to your hg_cleanup_0831 patches.

Good to know that.

BTW, I just checked the previous repository before latest merge, and it
seems that netback/netfront drivers were disabled in Makefile before.
(Please confirm)  If netback/netfront doesn't work before, it means that
we already reach the same point as previous if you can login into shell.
And then we may manage to push out current fixes in first. Then
netback/netfront will be taken as a subsequent welcome feature to go...


Yes, netfront/netback were not being built. (Note that this has the side effect of "xend start" screwing up your networking because the new network-bridge script doesn't handle the case without a veth0 interface correctly. The easiest hack is to put in a dummy network-bridge script for the moment.) So as soon as blkfront/blkback work, things are as good as they were before the xen-unstable merge, AFAIK.

As a learning experience, I was working on porting Matt's changes to netfront/netback and things got snarled up because of the differences between xen-unstable and xen-ia64. Now that we are synched, I hope things can be finished now.

Probably another 1/2 hour for my patches.

John Byrne

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