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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1/3] Make credit2 the default scheduler

On 02/06/2018 06:18 AM, Juergen Gross wrote:
> On 05/02/18 17:53, Dario Faggioli wrote:
>> On Mon, 2018-02-05 at 13:01 +0000, George Dunlap wrote:
>>> And in any case, making those improvements
>>> on credit2 will be easier than on credit.
>> And, if possible, I agree with George on this even more!
>> One thing I think we should consider, though, is that we've often said
>> we would switch at the very beginning of a dev cycle, to get as much as
>> osstest and day-by-day testing from developer as possible.
>> Considering we're releasing in June, but freezing in March, do we think
>>  it is still early enough?
> The 4.11 release is completely dominated by Meltdown/Spectre mitigation
> work. So either 4.11 will be a security focused version or we need to
> extend the development phase.

Personally I could go either way on this.  So unless someone wants to
argue for switching now (or we significantly extend the development
window), let's plan on leaving this for post-4.11.

> I think we should _really_ discuss release schedules rather sooner than
> later.

Sorry I wasn't much involved in the earlier discussion -- I was rather
heads-down trying to figure out what to do about speculative execution.
:-)  Let me see if I can go find that thread.


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