Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Xen 3.0.2 will be going out soon

I dropped my latest (and hopefully final) version of the XML-RPC enablement for Xend this afternoon. The XML-RPC support is one of the last features to be merged before the 3.0.2 release so I expect we'll see 3.0.2 go out sometime this week.

I'm quite happy that we're actually keeping to our 4-8 week release cycle. Unfortunately, we're probably going to slip a tiny regression into the 3.0.2 release. Last week, I noticed that our block-attach code is failing. Apparently, we had some problems in our test suite that were masking the fact that it has been failing for quite some time now. block-attach isn't an extremely important feature so I don't think it's something that will hold up 3.0.2 but it would be nice to fix before releasing.

I'm pretty sure it's hotplug related. Our use of hotplug for device bring up definitely has been a pain for us. Hopefully Rusty's new drivers won't require these sort of things and we'll hopefully gain some robustness.