[CentOS-virt] Xen Version update policy

Fri Dec 13 09:11:25 UTC 2019
Christoph <mangel at gmx.de>


if you need someone to test the centos8 pkgs, Im interested :)


Am 13.12.2019 01:31, schrieb Steven Haigh:
> On 2019-12-13 04:54, Kevin Stange wrote:
>> I don't want to burden Steven Haigh any, but I wonder if there's a way
>> we could combine some of our efforts to make both "Xen made easy!" and
>> the Virt SIG Xen easier to manage.
> I've been thinking about this for a while. The problem has been the
> workflows between myself and the SIG are so far apart, its hard to
> look at how to merge them.
> I have full CI between my own git and packages to the mirrors - which
> is good, but has its down sides. I also don't have the restrictions of
> the CentOS build system to deal with - which is great for my workflow
> ;)
> I'm prepping packages for CentOS 8 now - but its exposing quite a
> number of problems around the main toolsets for Xen - and instead of
> just adding my own patch and moving on (ala Fedora's Xen packages),
> I'm trying to get fixes in upstream where possible.
> My todo list currently includes:
> 1) Replace all #! that include env python to a specific python
> version/binary. ie /usr/bin/python or /usr/bin/python3. The configure
> portions of this are complete, but the scripts need to be altered to
> have the detected python version populated.
> 2) There's no brctl in CentOS 8. The network scripts need to be
> re-written to use 'ip' instead. To maintain compatibility, the network
> scripts need to support both brctl and ip commands and use whichever
> is present on the system.
> 3) UEFI support needs to be tested. The preferred UEFI boot method for
> Dom0 is to use grub to then boot Xen - but this needs to be tested.
> So while me moving to try and get these fixed upstream is great - it
> should make everyone's job easier in the long term. Although I have
> the same problem as the SIG - there's just not enough people to test /
> patch stuff. The more we deep dive into 4.13, the further away I can
> see the release happening :(