Re: arch/xen is a bad idea

From: Bill Davidsen
Date: Thu Dec 16 2004 - 17:54:25 EST

Pavel Machek wrote:

Okay, what about this one:

You merge xen hooks in mainline, but keep maintaining arch/xen
out-of-tree? You have to maintain it yourself, anyway, and having
hooks merged should make it easy.

When xen is merged into i386 (you said that is your long-term goal
anyway), you can merge that into mainline...

Assuming this is practical and would let xen get exposure sooner rather than later, it would be nice if the hooks could be used for other projects. My impression is that the merge part would come after there is some extensive experience with the operation "in the wild" so to speak. Who knows what operating systems might run in this way.

-bill davidsen (davidsen@xxxxxxx)
"The secret to procrastination is to put things off until the
last possible moment - but no longer" -me
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