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[Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH 00/17] Netchannel2 for a modern git kernel

> >>> What dependencies does it have on the rest of the xen changes?  In
> >>> general I like to avoid basing branches on xen/master, because it makes
> >>> them fairly brittle to rebase or otherwise rearrange.  Ideally I like to
> >>> base each topic branch on a mainline kernel version (like v2.6.31), or
> >>> if there are too many dependencies on other Xen topic branches, the most
> >>> specific one that covers the dependencies (xen/core, xen/dom0/core, for
> >>> example).
> >>>       
> >> I needed to make some changes to netback to make forwarding packets
> >> between NC1 and NC2 interfaces work, but apart from that it's fairly
> >> self-contained.  Would you like me to rebase to
> >> xen/dom0/backend/netback?
> >>     
> > Hmm... xen/dom0/backend/netback doesn't actually boot on my test box,
> > so that could be a little tricky:
> Yeah, I wouldn't expect the netback to boot on its own.  It is
> functionally self-contained, but it doesn't have the other functionality
> of the other branches.
Okay.  It took me a little while to figure out how to make git do the
desired thing, but the nc2/rebased-pq branch should now contain the
patch series, including the last set of interface changes, rebased
against xen/dom0/backend/netback.

Thank you for the hints.


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