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SubjectRe: [Pv-drivers] RFC: Network Plugin Architecture (NPA) for vmxnet3
On Mon, 12 Jul 2010 20:06:28 -0700
Shreyas Bhatewara <sbhatewara@vmware.com> wrote:

>
> On Thu, 2010-05-06 at 13:21 -0700, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Wed, May 05, 2010 at 10:52:53AM -0700, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> > > Let me put it bluntly. Any design that allows external code to run
> > > in the kernel is not going to be accepted. Out of tree kernel modules are enough
> > > of a pain already, why do you expect the developers to add another
> > > interface.
> >
> > Exactly. Until our friends at VMware get this basic fact it's useless
> > to continue arguing.
> >
> > Pankaj and Dmitry: you're fine to waste your time on this, but it's not
> > going to go anywhere until you address that fundamental problem. The
> > first thing you need to fix in your archicture is to integrate the VF
> > function code into the kernel tree, and we can work from there.
> >
> > Please post patches doing this if you want to resume the discussion.
> >
> > _______________________________________________
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>
>
> As discussed, following is the patch to give you an idea
> about implementation of NPA for vmxnet3 driver. Although the
> patch is big, I have verified it with checkpatch.pl. It gave
> 0 errors / warnings.
>
> Signed-off-by: Matthieu Bucchaineri <matthieu@vmware.com>
> Signed-off-by: Shreyas Bhatewara <sbhatewara@vmware.com>
> ---

I am surprised, the code seems to use lots of mixed case in places
that don't really follow current kernel practice.



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