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Re: [Xen-devel] Production Use of the PV OPS Kernel

To: Anthony Wright <anthony@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Production Use of the PV OPS Kernel
From: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 14:34:35 +0200
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On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 11:57:34AM +0000, Anthony Wright wrote:
> Is the pv-ops kernel likely to be declared ready for production use in
> the near future (assuming you don't need to use the features that are
> missing)?
> I notice for Jeremy's presentation on November (referenced from the
> pv-ops wiki page) that it's now suitable for 'General Development Use',
> but I'd like to be able to use a modern kernel (mainly modern device
> drivers) for production Dom0s.
> I understand that 3.5 is using pv-ops as the default kernel, and assumed
> that there would be a production version declared when 3.5 is released.
> Is that likely to be the case, and if so is there any clearer view on
> when 3.5 will be released? The only reference that I can find to a
> release date was a mailing list post in July saying 'End of the calendar
> year, roughly' and I wondered if things are still on track for that.


Keir has stated that xen-unstable will be released as Xen 4.0, in the
beginning of 2010, if all goes fine.

Jeremy can possibly comment more about the pvops dom0 plans.

-- Pasi

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