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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0 of 4] Add commands to automatically prep devices for pass-through

On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 2:45 PM, George Dunlap
<george.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 09/05/12 12:59, Ian Campbell wrote:
>> Right, however it is strictly speaking a new feature which is not
>> mentioned on the TODO list and has not previously been posted (AFAIK,
>> please correct me if not) and we are currently supposed to be in feature
>> freeze (and have been for several weeks, if not a month).
>> IIRC this functionality was mooted when the pci permissive patch was
>> being done as something which would be a 4.3 feature.
>> We need to decide if we want to make an exception for this new feature
>> or not. Although I'm sure this feature is very nice and handy, we've
>> lived without it for years and people seem to be able to use the
>> existing scheme.

And, I realize that at some point all of the deadlines are going to be
arbitrary; but I have always felt this is important enough to get an
exception.  I consider having to muck about with sysfs to be basically
a UI bug that really needs fixing.  I have a lot of other things that
I would like to get done for the 4.2 release; but I thought this was
important enough to get priority (above the PoD patch series, for
instance).  NB I'm not saying that you should accept it because I
worked on it; I only bring it up to demonstrate how important I think
the feature is.


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