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Re: [Xen-devel] Re: upstream merge status for 2.6.38?

To: Boris Derzhavets <bderzhavets@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Re: upstream merge status for 2.6.38?
From: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 11:43:22 +0000
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On Thu, 13 Jan 2011, Boris Derzhavets wrote:
> > Jeremy is on vacation this time, so don't expect too many things to go
> > in during this merge window...
> It sounds like Dom0 backend drivers won't come in .38 merge window.
> Hence, 2.6.38 will be as much Xen Dom0 functional as 2.6.37 does.
> If i am wrong about that, please, advise.

We might be able to upstream the gntdev device that would allow
userspace backends to be used (the disk backend in qemu-xen).
This would only work with xen-unstable and the future xen 4.1 because
older xen versions don't have userspace backends.

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