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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0 of 8] Xen-side netchannel2 patches, take two

> > > This patch series includes all of the Xen and tools bits of
> > > netchannel2.  It's essentially similar to the one I posted on Sunday,
> > > except:
> > >
> > > -- I've dropped the unmodified drivers support.  It'd probably be
> > >    fairly straightforward to re-introduce it, but it's not clear that
> > >    anyone's actually using unmodified drivers any more (they don't
> > >    even build against a 2.6.27 kernel, for instance).
> > 
> > At least Redhat/Fedora guys have been thinking of shipping pv-on-hvm Xen
> > drivers for Fedora 12 / RHEL6.. But I don't know what's the status of
> > that.
> Yes, this certainly isn't a feature we want to drop. In fact, it
> would be good to see the pv-on-hvm drivers modified to use some of
> the pvops functions where available.
Okay.  If this is something which we want to keep working in the
future then it might be a good idea to sanify the build system a bit.
The current approach is an unholy mixture of 2.6.18, the host kernel,
and whatever kernel you're grabbing the actual drivers from, and is
basically just asking for trouble.


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