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    SubjectRe: [RFC] Virtualization steps
    Herbert Poetzl <> writes:

    > On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 08:19:59PM +0300, Kirill Korotaev wrote:
    >> Eric, Herbert,
    >> I think it is quite clear, that without some agreement on all these
    >> virtualization issues, we won't be able to commit anything good to
    >> mainstream. My idea is to gather our efforts to get consensus on most
    >> clean parts of code first and commit them one by one.
    >> The proposal is quite simple. We have 4 parties in this conversation
    >> (maybe more?): IBM guys, OpenVZ, VServer and Eric Biederman. We
    >> discuss the areas which should be considered step by step. Send
    >> patches for each area, discuss, come to some agreement and all 4
    >> parties Sign-Off the patch. After that it goes to Andrew/Linus.
    >> Worth trying?
    > sounds good to me, as long as we do not consider
    > the patches 'final' atm .. because I think we should
    > try to test them with _all_ currently existing solutions
    > first ... we do not need to bother Andrew with stuff
    > which doesn't work for the existing and future 'users'.
    > so IMHO, we should make a kernel branch (Eric or Sam
    > are probably willing to maintain that), which we keep
    > in-sync with mainline (not necessarily git, but at
    > least snapshot wise), where we put all the patches
    > we agree on, and each party should then adjust the
    > existing solution to this kernel, so we get some deep
    > testing in the process, and everybody can see if it
    > 'works' for him or not ...

    ACK. A collection of patches that we can all agree
    on sounds like something worth aiming for.

    It looks like Kirill last round of patches can form
    a nucleus for that. So far I have seem plenty of technical
    objects but no objections to the general direction.

    So agreement appears possible.

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