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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xencommons: Attempt to load blktap driver

On Wed, 2012-05-16 at 11:49 +0100, George Dunlap wrote:
> On 16/05/12 10:57, Ian Campbell wrote:
> >>> The blktap detection code is necessarily OS-specific. I previously
> >>> discounted it because of the possibility of a race between the
> >>> completion of modprobe and the driver actually registering enough for
> >>> detection to succeed. Maybe I was too pessimistic or someone has a
> >>> bright idea?
> >> modprobe only exits when the driver's init function completed,
> >> at which point the driver can be expected to be in a usable state.
> > OK, so maybe that works then.
> So what's the plan?  Options seem to be:
> 1. Put this on the blocker list, so it definitely gets done before release
> 2. Accept the patch that started this thread (or a version of it), and 
> put "do it right" on the "nice-to-have" list.  I can do it if I get a 
> chance.
> 3. Someone can volunteer who can prioritize it.

My preference, in decreasing order would be 2, 3, 1.


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