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Wed, 10 Jan 2007
The Great Renaming has not happened yet becase James Morris offered to look at SMP host support, and it would completely screw his merge if I rename everything.
However, my TODO list has been reordered into "before the merge" and "after the merge". Now the console is non-bufferred, I've been spending more time actually working inside an lhype guest. This has refocused me away from optimizations (and there are still plenty there) and back towards functionality. In particular, suspend/resume has moved to "before the merge", since obviously the startup and resume paths should be the same.
I want a trivial "lguest" program to live inside the kernel sources; since the lhype/ll ABI can change kernel to kernel, at least at this stage, distributing the launch tool separately doesn't make much sense. But obviously lhype_add is already 900 lines and will only grow with things like support for new devices, device hotplug and suspend/resume. I need to resolve this in a reasonable way, possibly through some sane use of dynamic libraries as fairly open-ended plugins.
So here's my "pre-merge" TODO at the moment:
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