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Re: [Xen-devel] Looking for xen-blkback patch for 2.6.39 kernel

To: Iain Kay <spam@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Looking for xen-blkback patch for 2.6.39 kernel
From: Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 15:22:13 +0100
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On Fri, 2011-06-03 at 15:12 +0100, Iain Kay wrote:
> > Btw did you realize xen-blkback is already merged to upstream Linux 
> > v3.0-rc1 ?
> > 
> > -- Pasi
> I was not aware no. I hadn't really considered it to be honest. My
> thoughts where that 2.6.39 is here and 'stable' whereas the 3.0 is an
> entire new major revision and is likely to introduce a less stable
> experience.
> Would I be wrong in thinking that?

3.0 is purely about renumbering, it is not a major release in the sense
that there is any major difference in the development cycle, code etc.
It won't be any different to the 2.6.39,38,etc development cycles.

When 3.0 comes out you should consider switching to it to be exactly as
risky as switching to 2.6.40 would have been and you should consider the
3.0-rc releases the same as you would have treated 2.6.40-rc.


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