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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/16] Staging: hv: Consolidate driver and device abstractions
    On Mon, Mar 07, 2011 at 10:45:15PM +0000, KY Srinivasan wrote:
    > > I'm guessing that you will have follow-on patches now to complete the
    > > migration to the correct driver core use (i.e. proper driver and device
    > > usage?) Or do you want me to look into doing this?
    > My immediate goal is to get the vmbus driver to exit staging. To that
    > end I am working on a patch-set to cleanup vmbus_drv.c. I should have this
    > patch-set fairly soon. Once that is
    > done, I think we would have addressed all the structural/architectural issues
    > of the vmbus driver that is preventing us from exiting staging.

    Well, perhaps, let's not get ahead of ourselves here :)

    > We are planning to address the issues with other drivers after we are done
    > with the vmbus driver. As always, your help is greatly appreciated.

    The issue I am referring to above still has to do with the vmbus core.

    The goal is to have the vmbus work like all other busses in the kernel.
    You register a hv_driver with some probe and disconnect callbacks, and
    the vmbus calls into the drivers when it needs to.

    You are almost there, using the struct device pointers directly, but a
    few more steps remain.

    I'll look into the details after your remaining cleanups, I don't want
    to get in the way of them.


    greg k-h

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