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Re: [Xen-devel] Backport requests of cs 23420..23423 for 4.0 and 4.1

Keir Fraser writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] Backport requests of cs 23420..23423 for 
4.0 and 4.1"):
> On 13/07/2012 07:08, "Juergen Gross" <juergen.gross@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I would like to request to include these changesets in 4.0 and
> > 4.1. The backport is quite trivial, I can send patches if you are
> > willing to take them.
> Will need an Ack from George and then patches applied by (or at least an Ack
> from) a tools maintainer.

Thanks for replying Keir, but I'm rather queasy about this.

These patches have not been in any released version of Xen and are
fairly substantial.  I would say that we should not backport anything
that isn't a critical bugfix which hasn't been sitting in a released
version of Xen for a while; and a new feature ought to be considered
very carefully.

Now maybe the unfortunately extended 4.2 release cycle may mean we
should relax this rule but I'd prefer to see a clear justification for
why this is important to retrofit to 4.1.

And the Xen 4.0 tree is in the deep freeze and I don't think we should
be backporting anything other than critical bugfixes for it.


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