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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/4] CPU online/offline support in Xen

To: Gavin Maltby <Gavin.Maltby@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/4] CPU online/offline support in Xen
From: Keir Fraser <keir.fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2008 11:48:45 +0100
Cc: Frank Van Der Linden <Frank.Vanderlinden@xxxxxxx>, Christoph Egger <Christoph.Egger@xxxxxxx>, xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Shan, Haitao" <haitao.shan@xxxxxxxxx>, "Jiang, Yunhong" <yunhong.jiang@xxxxxxxxx>
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On 9/9/08 11:35, "Gavin Maltby" <Gavin.Maltby@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> Keir Fraser wrote:
>> You can hardly expect to do work in private and then 'surface the submarine'
>> when others post patches and expect them to do the work to merge with you.
>> If Intel's patches look acceptable then they will be checked in and Sun will
>> have to do the merge work to get any extra enhancements or features in their
>> patchset to work on top. That is unless you can see strong reason why Sun's
>> patches are technically better.
> Agreed.  Sun and Intel have exchanged a few loose emails on our intentions
> in this area, but no close coordination.  We (Sun) aren't expecting
> to try to contribute ours as patches to xen-unstable straight-away
> as we have a broader project to float first, and we also have to
> take our 3.1.4-based work up to the xen-unstable base.  So by
> all means take in the Intel patch - we have no objections
> (although we might feel differently when next our base is
> updated to a later Xen release!).  I've asked the author of the
> Sun work to have a look at this proposed patch to see how it
> fits with our work.

Sounds good to me!


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