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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen 4.5 Development Update (GA slip by a week) - reviewing experimental/preview tags

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Hi all, updating http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Project_Release_Features 
there appear to be a few features where it may be worth to upgrade a feature 
for 4.5. The following ones spring to mind
* Credit 2 Scheduler : experimental to preview - actually this raises the 
question what the difference is
* Nested Virt - I did see a few tests being developed recently and have not 
seen anyone raise bugs. It is also a requirement for OpenStack
* OVMF/Tianocore : experimental to preview

I am assuming the following ones remain unchanged?
* Memory Ballooning/Sharing - have not seen any extra tools support


On 5 Jan 2015, at 20:08, konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> Xen 4.5-rc4 was out on Monday (Dec 15th). The GA
> General Release is on Jan 7th^H^H^14th!
> There are some outstanding patches on which we need to figure
> out whether we will commit them in or not.
> When we commit a patch in, the OSSTest takes a day or so to push it to 
> 'master'
> - and if it fails during that time patches that are later in the sequence are
> not applied. Hence if everything works out great - we get the patches
> to show up next day - however if something breaks - we are stalled.
> Ian(s) has pointed to me that the OSSTest is sometimes on the fritz and that 
> it
> might take more than one day to push patches through which means we won't
> make it by Wednesday.
> As such, moving it the release by a week to give us ample room to get through
> those changes.
> These are the patches that need to be investigated whether they should
> go in or not:
> VT-d: don't crash when PTE bits 52 and up are non-zero
> VT-d: extend XSA-59 workaround to XeonE5 v3 (Haswell)
> VT-d: make XSA-59 workaround fully cover XeonE5/E7 v2
> x86/VPMU: Clear last_vcpu when destroying VPMU
> tools/hotplug: add wrapper to start xenstored
> tools/hotplug: remove EnvironmentFile from xen-qemu-dom0-disk-backend.service
> tools/hotplug: use XENCONSOLED_TRACE in xenconsoled.service
> tools/hotplug: use xencommons as EnvironmentFile in xenconsoled.service
> tools/hotplug: xendomains.service depends on network
> tools/hotplug: remove XENSTORED_ROOTDIR from xenstored.service
> tools/hotplug: remove SELinux options from var-lib-xenstored.mount
> tools/libxl: Use of init()/dispose() to avoid leaking libxl_dominfo.ss
> xen: arm: correct off-by-one error in consider_module
> = Timeline =
> Xen 4.5 is a 10 month release. The dates are:
> * Feature Freeze: 24th September 2014
> * First RC: 24th October [Friday!]
> * RC2: Nov 11th
> * RC2 Test-day: Nov 13th
> * RC3: Dec 3rd.
> * RC3 Test-day: Dec 4th
> * RC4: Dec 15th
> * RC4 Test-day: Dec 17th
> <==== WE ARE HERE ===>
> Release Date: Jan 14th.
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