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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 7/7] [v4] drivers/virt: introduce Freescale hypervisor management driver
    On 06/09/11 00:38, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
    > On Thursday 09 June 2011 01:10:09 Randy Dunlap wrote:
    >> On Wed, 8 Jun 2011 17:45:54 -0500 Timur Tabi wrote:
    >>> Add the drivers/virt directory, which houses drivers that support
    >>> virtualization environments, and add the Freescale hypervisor management
    >>> driver.
    >> It can't go in linux/virt or linux/virt/fsl instead? why drivers/ ?
    >> or maybe linux/virt should be drivers/virt ?
    > See discussion for v2 of this patch. I suggested that drivers/firmware and virt/
    > as options, the counterarguments were that drivers/firmware is for passive
    > firmware as opposed to firmware that acts as a hypervisor, and that virt/ is
    > for the host side of hypervisors like kvm, not for guests.

    OK, I read that thread. Didn't see a real consensus there.

    If you were not the drivers/misc/ maintainer, would you mind if this
    driver lived in drivers/misc/? I wouldn't.

    But it sounds like virt/ needs virt/host/ and virt/guest/ to me.

    > The driver in here most closely resembles the xen dom0 model, where a
    > priviledged guest controls other guests, but unlike xen there is a single
    > driver file, so there is no need to have drivers/fsl-hv directory just
    > for this one file. We do have a number of other hypervisors that fit in the
    > same category, so they can be added here later.

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