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Re: [Xen-devel] 3.0.3 freeze

To: Ian Pratt <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] 3.0.3 freeze
From: Anthony Wright <anthony@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 12:06:58 +0100
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Hi Ian,

It's three weeks since you posted this message. I wondered if you could post an update?

Tony Wright.

Ian Pratt wrote:

I think its time to declare a 3.0.3 feature freeze. We've got all the
'must have' feature patches in -unstable and many of the 'would be nice'
variety too.

Just to summarize, we have: the new scheduler, blktap with file-based VM
storage, upgraded device emulation, new shadow pagetable code, PV
drivers for HVM guests, networking support for segmentation offload,
support for the Power architecture, misc performance optimizations and
bug fixes.

There were a number of patches that haven't quite made the cut off due
to various outstanding issues or lack of review time: The NUMA allocator
patch has been observed to cause problems on at least one system. The PV
framebuffer could do with a few interface tweaks and a code cleanup. The
kexec/kdump patch just needs more testing [I feel bad about this one --
maybe we can retrofit it]. The xend lifecycle management patches will be
held-over to the next release so it can become part of a larger set of
control tool changes.

Now the tree is in 'freeze' state, please can everyone get ready to do
some serious testing. We're still working on a handful of known issues
we can reproduce, so this message isn't quite a full call to arms for
testing from the user community yet, but it would be great if developers
could start giving it a workout.

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