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Re: [Xen-devel] User questions on xen-devel

To: Ian Jackson <Ian.Jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] User questions on xen-devel
From: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 19:44:22 +0200
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On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 05:35:21PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> 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.

Sorry on my behalv. I've been actually telling many posters to post to
xen-users, but this time I fell on this trap..

-- Pasi

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