[Libvir] Re: Support for other platforms

Daniel Veillard veillard at redhat.com
Tue Mar 4 12:46:09 UTC 2008

On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 12:33:10PM +0000, John Levon wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 01:12:04AM -0500, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> > > >We're already doing this internally for Xen. In theory, it shouldn't be
> > > >too much harder to do the same with libvirt. Ryan?
> > > 
> > > The biggest problem would be dealing with incoming patches that conflict 
> > > with our internal patches.  In particular, anything changing a Makefile 
> > > would probably cause conflicts that I'd have to manually fix.
> > 
> >   Then the question is why do you have to maintain internal patches,
> > please raise the problems, even for things like makefiles we should
> > be able to have a single source version for all platforms.
> We absolutely agree. Unfortunately it takes time to clean up patches and
> submit them. There are also some things that aren't quite mergable. (For
> example, in our current bits, 'freecell' just plain didn't work, so we
> disabled it until we could investigate the real problem).

  Could be related to the level of xen used, I think they went upstream
in 3.2.0, the version we have in RHEL is a backport.


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