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Re: [PATCH] xenbackendd: remove xenbackendd

On 07/28/2015 02:49 PM, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
> El 28/07/15 a les 13.12, Ian Campbell ha escrit:
>> On Thu, 2015-07-23 at 16:13 +0200, Roger Pau Monne wrote:
>>> The functionality provided by xenbackendd has been integrated into the xl
>>> toolstack under the devd command on all platforms, because of that it no
>>> longer makes sense to maintain xenbackendd.
>>> Init scripts have also been provided for all platforms in order to launch 
>>> xl
>>> devd in the background, mimicking the functionality provided by 
>>> xenbackendd.
>>> Furthermore, xenbackendd is not started by default on NetBSD since a 
>>> couple
>>> of releases ago (4.2 was the first release to disable the automatic 
>>> startup
>>> of xenbackendd in xencommons).
>>> Signed-off-by: Roger Pau Monné <roger.pau%citrix.com@localhost>
>>> Cc: Ian Jackson <ian.jackson%eu.citrix.com@localhost>
>>> Cc: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini%eu.citrix.com@localhost>
>>> Cc: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell%citrix.com@localhost>
>>> Cc: Wei Liu <wei.liu2%citrix.com@localhost>
>>> Cc: George Dunlap <george.dunlap%eu.citrix.com@localhost>
>>> Cc: <port-xen%netbsd.org@localhost>
>> I thought I'd replied to this, but the archive and my Sent box both
>> disagree. Anyway:
>> Acked-by: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell%citrix.com@localhost>
>> Probably not 4.6 material any more though?
> Although the risk of this breaking other things is very low IMHO, I
> don't see much benefit of pushing it to 4.6. It's not going to make the
> release better or less buggy.

Well, and given that the NetBSD guys have objected before, it might be
seen as a bit dodgy to shove a change in at the last minute with no
opportunity for them to object again.  Given it's just getting rid of
dead code, there's no urgency.


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