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Subject[PATCH 0/1] VM Sockets for Linux upstreaming
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From: Andy King <acking@vmware.com>

** Introduce VM Sockets ***

In an effort to improve the out-of-the-box experience with Linux kernels for
VMware users, VMware is working on readying the VM Sockets (VSOCK, formerly
VMCI Sockets) (vmw_vsock) kernel module for inclusion in the Linux kernel. The
purpose of this post is to acquire feedback on the vmw_vsock kernel module.

Unlike previous submissions, where the new socket family was entirely reliant
on VMware's VMCI PCI device (and thus VMware's hypervisor), VM Sockets is now
_mostly_ separated out into two parts:

o Core socket code, which is transport-neutral and invokes transport
callbacks to communicate with the hypervisor.
o A VMCI transport, which communicates over VMCI with the VMware hypervisor.

This should provide a path to introducing additional transports, for example
virtio, with the ultimate goal being to make this new socket family
hypervisor-neutral.

Andy King (1):
VSOCK: Introduce VM Sockets

include/linux/socket.h | 4 +-
include/uapi/linux/vm_sockets.h | 169 +++
net/Kconfig | 1 +
net/Makefile | 1 +
net/vmw_vsock/Kconfig | 14 +
net/vmw_vsock/Makefile | 4 +
net/vmw_vsock/af_vsock.c | 1983 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
net/vmw_vsock/af_vsock.h | 256 ++++
net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport.c | 1863 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport.h | 90 ++
net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport_notify.c | 677 +++++++++
net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport_notify.h | 126 ++
net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport_notify_qstate.c | 411 ++++++
net/vmw_vsock/vsock_addr.c | 118 ++
net/vmw_vsock/vsock_addr.h | 36 +
net/vmw_vsock/vsock_version.h | 22 +
16 files changed, 5774 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 include/uapi/linux/vm_sockets.h
create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/Kconfig
create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/Makefile
create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/af_vsock.c
create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/af_vsock.h
create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport.c
create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport.h
create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport_notify.c
create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport_notify.h
create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport_notify_qstate.c
create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/vsock_addr.c
create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/vsock_addr.h
create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/vsock_version.h

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1.7.4.1



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