Re: Linux Kernel plans for the squeeze cycle
Ben Hutchings wrote:
> Removal of OpenVZ, Vserver and Xen packages
> These are large and intrusive patches which require significant upstream
> effort to adapt to each new kernel version. As a result, they generally
> lag availability of new kernel versions and may take much longer to
> stabilise, so they can only be frozen some time after the standard
> There is also no guarantee that the upstream projects will continue to
> support the kernel version we release with. For example, official Xen
> releases are still based on 2.6.18 with huge changes (though they will
> apparently move to a newer version soon). Although we were able to use
> SUSE's forward-port of Xen to 2.6.26, SLE 11 was eventually released
> with 2.6.27 and so we are on our own with 2.6.26+Xen. Currently, no-one
> appears to be ready to maintain these variants in squeeze.
I'm pretty sure that you're referring to Xen *dom0*, since domU is
merged into mainline and even available into lenny's unpatched kernel
(i.e. the non-xen variant). Could you verify/clarify?
Also, I remember reading about an effort on merging dom0 to mailine.
>From your experience, is there a chance of that happening for 2.6.32?
(the version targetted for squeeze I presume?)
If not, are there any plans of providing a migration path for our users
like e.g. xenner?
(sorry for discussing on -release, but seems applicable)