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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/13 v7] PCI: Linux kernel SR-IOV support
    On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 10:37:54AM +0800, Jike Song wrote:
    > Jesse Barnes wrote:
    > > Given a respin of 10-13 I think it's reasonable to merge this into 2.6.29, but
    > > I'd be much happier about it if we got some driver code along with it, so as
    > > not to have an unused interface sitting around for who knows how many
    > > releases. Is that reasonable? Do you know if any of the corresponding PF/VF
    > > driver bits are ready yet?
    > Hi Jesse,
    > Yu Zhao has posted a patch set with subject "SR-IOV driver example"
    > at November 26, which illustrated the usage of SR-IOV API in Intel 82576 VF/PF
    > drivers;-)

    Yes, but that driver was soundly rejected by the network driver
    maintainers, so I wouldn't go around showing that as your primary
    example of how to use this interface :)

    The point is valid, I don't think these apis should go into the tree
    without a driver or some other code using them. Otherwise they make no
    sense at all to have in-tree.


    greg k-h

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