Re: [rfc] Merge kexec-tools into the kernel tree

From: Simon Horman
Date: Thu Aug 05 2010 - 02:40:30 EST

On Wed, Aug 04, 2010 at 04:06:48PM +0900, Simon Horman wrote:
> Hi,
> After all the excitement of relocating kexec-tools from
> one location on to another last week it was
> suggested to me by Michael Neuling that the merging
> kexec-tools into the kernel tree would be a good idea.
> Given that there have been a bunch of issues with kexec
> on power that this would resolve. and there is precedence
> for tools in the kernel tree, this sounds entirely reasonable to me.
> So with my kexec-tools maintainer hat on, I would like to start
> a conversation about this.

Thanks to everyone for their responses. I think we can safely conclude
that the body of opinion is that its not appropriate for kexec-tools
to be included in the kernel tree. Primarily because it isn't tied
closely to the kernel ABI. As such I withdraw this proposal.

Thanks in particular to those who offered ideas on how to resolve
some of the problems that kexec-tools faces. Lets make those ideas happen.

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