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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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