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Re: [Pkg-xen-devel] Re: Packaing Xen 3.0 etc for Debian

On Fri, Feb 24, 2006 at 08:51:16AM -0800, Jurij Smakov wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Feb 2006, Bastian Blank wrote:
> >On Fri, Feb 24, 2006 at 04:54:24PM +0100, Julien Danjou wrote:
> >>As far as I understand, you will just maintain Xen kernel images. (for
> >>dom0 only ?).
> >
> >No. The kernel team will maintain xen (in variants 3.0 and unstable).
> Bastian, as far as I know, you are the *only* person on the kernel team 
> interested in maintaining xen (at least I haven't heard others talking 
> about it). I imagine that it is fairly complicated package, and there is 
> already a whole team of people dedicated to packaging it. Definitely, it 
> would be more productive to just include xen kernel images into linux-2.6 
> and play nicely with the xen team to make sure that it runs smoothly. 
> Telling them to take a hike at this point just because you are on the 
> kernel team appears a lot like hijacking of the xen package to me.

The kernel patches for XEN should be maintained inside the kernel team and in
linux-2.6, they are free to join the kernel team to handle this, but it is
unacceptable to have some kind of external patch to the kernel floating
around, and having no cooperation between the XEN team and the kernel team
will kind of encourage people to build their own xen kernel from mainline
upstream sources, which i believe is not what we want.


Sven Luther

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