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[Xen-devel] User questions on xen-devel

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Subject: [Xen-devel] User questions on xen-devel
From: Ian Jackson <Ian.Jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 17:35:21 +0000
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Someone writes:
> "Waiting for root file system" , After some time the promt drops to
> initramfs shell.

This is not the right list for these kind of questions.  But
nevertheless it has generated a thread containing 8 messages so far.

Can I ask people to please even avoid _answering_ questions
inappropriately asked here, other than to send the poster elsewhere ?

Otherwise (a) this list becomes full of diagnosis of user problems and
(b) other users who have problems and do a web search see that
problems get answered here, and also post here.

It may feel unfriendly not to answer the user's question, and I agree
that the Xen documentation and overall user experience could do with
improvement, but ultimately the best service we can render here with
this list is to improve Xen.  If we use this list for answering user
questions, there will be nowhere for development work.


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