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Re: Xen/OpenVZ out-of-tree module builds and ABI

(dropping pkg-nvidia-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org)

On Mon, 2010-10-11 at 09:10 +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-10-10 at 19:34 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > Correct.  We try hard to avoid ABI breakage after a freeze and in stable
> > updates and we have so far succeeded with the 'standard' images, but we
> > have given up on a stable ABI for the OpenVZ and Xen featuresets.
> I can't speak for OpenVZ but I think we are unlikely to pull in a
> complete new drop of the Xen pvops patch now that we are frozen (Bastian
> -- what do you think?) so in theory we can maintain the ABI we have
> today for future uploads. That would still mean that there had been
> multiple different things calling themselves ABI 5 in Squeeze during
> development but at least it would have one meaning in the actually
> released version of Squeeze.

Would anyone object if I added ABI files for the Xen flavour based on
2.6.32-26? I think we can keep it stable from here now that we are
frozen etc. Bastian, what do you think?

Should I refresh the rest while I am there?


Ian Campbell
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