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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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