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Bug#608253: [Pkg-xen-devel] Release notes addition for Xen support in Debian

On Fri, 2010-12-31 at 20:05 +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> ----- Original message -----
> > Actually the sd* naming hasn't been removed from *Xen* itself,
> > just from the pvops (upstream kernel.org) Linux kernel xen-blkfront
> > driver!
> > 
> > -- Pasi
> whatever has been done upstream, sd* has been
> removed,

This is not strictly true. All kernels which used to support sd* still
do. sd* support was never present in the pvops kernel, so it cannot have
been removed.

>  and the release notes addition above are
> giving the correct advice to our users, which was
> the point: it tells to always use xvd*.

That's good.

> If you want to change the patch I prepared, feel
> free, but I am satisfied with it the way it is.

Incremental diff:

--- A	2011-01-04 13:34:50.651104000 +0000
+++ B	2011-01-04 13:35:34.532456000 +0000
@@ -1,8 +1,8 @@
 Be aware that, if you run a pvops kernel for your domU, like the Xen kernel
 2.6.32 of Squeeze, your domU won't be able to use (for example) sda1 as a
-device name for its hard drive. This naming scheme has been removed from Xen
-upon request of the mainline kernel maintainers. Instead you should use (as
+device name for its hard drive. This naming scheme is not available in the Xen
+pvops support available in the upstream Linux kernel. Instead you should use (as
 a corresponding example) xvda1, which will always work, including when running
 Lenny 2.6.26 forward ported Xen patch.

Ian Campbell
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