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Re: [Xen-devel] scsi passthrough in pvops kernel

On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 04:29:54PM -0700, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> On 09/24/09 15:25, James Harper wrote:
> > Noboru sent me a pre-release copy of his next release. He will be
> > officially releasing sometime soon so I'll wait until then if he hasn't
> > ported them already. With my updates the drivers compile under the pvops
> > kernel but they call usb_buffer_free with interrupts disabled and
> > dma_free_coherent doesn't like it (billions of warnings logged).
> >   
> Yes, sounds like that ought to be fixed.
> > Are you interested in putting in usbback (and scsiback - I'll do that
> > shortly if nobody else does) without the corresponding frontend drivers?
> > My main focus is the Windows GPLPV frontend drivers so the Linux
> > frontend drivers aren't a priority for me at this point... I can
> > probably convert scsifront as scsi drivers are pretty basic but a lot of
> > this usb stuff still baffles me :)
> Sure.  I can stick them on their own branch if they're not really ready
> for general use.

It seems Debian might be shipping pv_ops dom0 kernel in their next
stable release (squeeze), if I understood things correctly.

Would be good to have these features in the pvops dom0 tree..

-- Pasi

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