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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/13 v7] PCI: Linux kernel SR-IOV support
    Jesse Barnes wrote:
    > On Wednesday, December 17, 2008 11:51 am Greg KH wrote:
    >> On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 11:42:54AM -0800, Jesse Barnes wrote:
    >>> I really don't want the SR-IOV stuff to sit out another merge cycle
    >>> though... Arg.
    >> Why, is there some rush to get it in? As there is no in-kernel users of
    >> it, I don't see the problem with postponing it until someone actually
    >> needs it.
    > Well it *does* make development of SR-IOV drivers that much harder. As you
    > know, out of tree development is a pain. OTOH if any changes end up being
    > required, they can be done before the code is merged.

    Yes, people write to me asking for the SR-IOV patch or update everyday
    -- I guess they don't want to let their competitors know they are
    working on it so they can't bring their questions up on the mailing list.

    And I personally also have dozen of other patches related to PCI and KVM
    subsystems which depend on the SR-IOV change.

    > Anyway, hopefully we won't have to worry about it because some driver will
    > come along soon that uses Yu's code. :) If not, Yu might have to maintain a
    > separate git tree or something until the drivers are ready to be merged.

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