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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/7] AlacrityVM guest drivers Reply-To:
    >>> On 8/6/2009 at  8:54 AM, in message <>, Avi Kivity
    <> wrote:
    > On 08/06/2009 03:08 PM, Gregory Haskins wrote:
    >>> Merging the guest first means relying on
    >>> kernel interface from an out of tree driver, which well might change
    >>> before it goes in.
    >> ABI compatibility is already addressed/handled, so even if that is true its
    > not a problem.
    > Really the correct way to address the ABI is to publish a spec and write
    > both host and guest drivers to that. Unfortunately we didn't do this
    > with virtio.
    > It becomes more important when you have multiple implementations (e.g.
    > Windows drivers).
    >>>> This series implements the guest-side drivers for accelerated IO
    >>>> when running on top of the AlacrityVM hypervisor, the details of
    >>>> which you can find here:
    >>> Since AlacrityVM is kvm based, Cc
    >> I *can* do that, but there is nothing in these drivers that is KVM specific
    > (its all pure PCI and VBUS). I've already made the general announcement
    > about the project/ml cross posted to KVM for anyone that might be interested,
    > but I figure I will spare the general KVM list the details unless something
    > specifically pertains to, or affects, KVM. For instance, when I get to
    > pushing the hypervisor side, I still need to work on getting that
    > 'xinterface' patch to you guys. I would certainly be CC'ing kvm@vger when
    > that happens since it modifies the KVM code.
    >> So instead, I would just encourage anyone interested (such as yourself) to
    > join the alacrity list so I don't bother the KVM community unless absolutely
    > necessary.
    > It's true that vbus is a separate project (in fact even virtio is
    > completely separate from kvm). Still I think it would be of interest to
    > many kvm@ readers.

    Well, my goal was to not annoy KVM readers. ;) So if you feel as though there is benefit to having all of KVM CC'd and I won't be annoying everyone, I see no problem in cross posting.

    Would you like to see all conversations, or just ones related to code (and, of course, KVM relevant items)?


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