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Re: [Xen-devel] reasons/requirements for some of patches/linux-*

>>> Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 06.10.06 09:25 >>>
>On 6/10/06 8:25 am, "Jan Beulich" <jbeulich@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Could anyone give a description (and reason it is needed for Xen, if that's
>> not obvious from the description) for each of
>> blktap-aio-16_03_06.patch
>Not sure. Andrew Warfield or Julian Chesterfield probably will know. I would
>guess it's probably a backport of AIO changes from a more recent kernel, but
>I'm not certain about that.

It's certainly not a backport (i.e. still needed in almost unchanged form in 

>> net-gso-*.patch
>Backport of GSO patches from 2.6.17,18,... Done by Herbert Xu as part of his
>big netfront/back reworking and upgrade. This will mostly go away when we
>upgrade to 2.6.18.

I understand that. But what I need is an understanding of why Xen needs this
right away.

>> tpm_plugin_2.6.17.patch
>IBM-requested backport of TPM changes in 2.6.17. This will go away when we
>upgrade to 2.6.18.

Likewise here.


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