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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/02] virtio: Virtio platform driver
    On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 02:17:15PM +0900, Magnus Damm wrote:
    > Hi Rusty,
    >
    > On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 12:46 PM, Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> wrote:
    > > On Thu, 10 Mar 2011 16:05:41 +0900, Magnus Damm <magnus.damm@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >> virtio: Virtio platform driver
    > >>
    > >> [PATCH 01/02] virtio: Break out lguest virtio code to virtio_lguest.c
    > >> [PATCH 02/02] virtio: Add virtio platform driver
    > >
    > > I have no problem with these patches, but it's just churn until we see
    > > your actual drivers.
    >
    > Well, actually this platform driver is used together with already
    > existing drivers, so there are no new virtio drivers to wait for.
    >
    > The drivers that have been tested are so far:
    >
    > CONFIG_VIRTIO_CONSOLE=y
    > CONFIG_VIRTIO_NET=y
    >
    > At this point there are four different pieces of code working together
    >
    > 1) Virtio platform driver patches (for guest)
    > 2) SH4AL-DSP guest kernel patch
    > 3) ARM UIO driver patches (for host)
    > 4) User space backing code for ARM based on lguest.c
    >
    > These patches in this mail thread are 1), and I decided to brush up
    > that portion and submit upstream because it's the part that is easiest
    > to break out. I intend to post the rest bit by bit over time, but if
    > someone is interested then I can post everything at once too.
    >

    I'm very interested in the full series of patches. I want to do
    something similar to talk between two Linux kernels (x86 and PowerPC)
    connected by a PCI bus.

    Thanks,
    Ira

    > > The S/390 devs might be interested, as their bus is very similar too...
    >
    > The lguest device code is very similar as well, perhaps it's worth
    > refactoring that a bit to build on top of the platform driver. Not
    > sure if you see that as a move in the right direction though.
    >
    > Thanks for your feedback!
    >
    > / magnus
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