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Bug#419943: linux-2.6: CONFIG_PARAVIRT breaks some external modules

On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 03:18:22PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> maximilian attems <max@stro.at> writes:
> > kvm is a too interesting tech to be disabled,
> > checkout buildserver trunk builds to see if it is solved in 2.6.21-rcX
> > -> wiki.debian.org/DebianKernel
> The same problem is still present in those builds.

well than tell $company to fix their proprietary crap.
kvm has inbetween paravirt and you'll be able to migrate guests
like in xen. it is a strong contender for the virtualisation tech.

xen accounts for a _very_ huge part of the current bts bug flow.
> Given the invasiveness of what PARAVIRT does to external module builds, I
> think it really needs to be exported not GPL-only if it's going to be
> enabled.  Is that a possible option?  From the commit message that set the
> GPL-only option, it wasn't done for licensing reasons but rather for
> stabilization and release management reasons.  If the decision of the
> Debian kernel team is that the interface is actually stable and ready to
> be exported, it seems reasonable to also reverse the patch that declared
> it not to be.

the interface is gpl, we won't change upstream decision concerning it.

thanks for the testing


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