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Re: [Xen-devel] S3 is broken again in xen-unstable

On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 9:45 AM, Jan Beulich <JBeulich@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> On 25.04.13 at 14:00, Ben Guthro <ben@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I don't have time to bisect this, currently - but just thought I'd let
>> the list know that, while xen-4.2 works (with the recent S3 changes
>> I've submitted) - 4.3 is broken again.
>> I'm not sure if it is the hypervisor, or the kernel, since I upgraded
>> both in my "unstable" build environment.
>> Since this is something that XenClient really relies on working, it
>> has been a pain point with every upgrade of Xen for us.
> Perhaps one point here also is that you upgrade in too big steps?
> More regular participation in development and patch review
> would very likely also help keeping down the number of
> regressions here.

Perhaps, but given the incredible amounts of traffic on the list, how
is he supposed to know which patches might break suspend or not?  And
even if he did, he would have to take the time to understand every
single hypervisor patch and predict how it would act on suspend, which
is just not reasonable.  Remember we're on the other side of this
equation wrt Linux -- it's all to easy for someone to move something
apparently innocuous around and have it break dom0 pvops in a way
that's not noticed until 6 months later.  That's why we do regular
testing of Linus' tree, as well as Ingo's x86 tree.

The right thing to do is to put at least a basic suspend test into the
testing push-gate, so that when someone submits a change that breaks
suspend, *they* are the ones that have to figure out what went wrong
and fix it.


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