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SubjectRE: [PATCH 09/83] hsa/radeon: Add code base of hsa driver for AMD's GPUs
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jerome Glisse [mailto:j.glisse@gmail.com]
>Sent: Friday, July 11, 2014 2:11 PM
>To: Bridgman, John
>Cc: Oded Gabbay; David Airlie; Deucher, Alexander; linux-
>kernel@vger.kernel.org; dri-devel@lists.freedesktop.org; Lewycky, Andrew;
>Joerg Roedel; Gabbay, Oded; Greg Kroah-Hartman; Rafael J. Wysocki; Kishon
>Vijay Abraham I; Sandeep Nair; Kenneth Heitke; Srinivas Pandruvada;
>Santosh Shilimkar; Andreas Noever; Lucas Stach; Philipp Zabel
>Subject: Re: [PATCH 09/83] hsa/radeon: Add code base of hsa driver for
>AMD's GPUs
>
>On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 06:02:39PM +0000, Bridgman, John wrote:
>> >From: Jerome Glisse [mailto:j.glisse@gmail.com]
>> >Sent: Friday, July 11, 2014 1:04 PM
>> >To: Oded Gabbay
>> >Cc: David Airlie; Deucher, Alexander; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org;
>> >dri- devel@lists.freedesktop.org; Bridgman, John; Lewycky, Andrew;
>> >Joerg Roedel; Gabbay, Oded; Greg Kroah-Hartman; Rafael J. Wysocki;
>> >Kishon Vijay Abraham I; Sandeep Nair; Kenneth Heitke; Srinivas
>> >Pandruvada; Santosh Shilimkar; Andreas Noever; Lucas Stach; Philipp
>> >Zabel
>> >Subject: Re: [PATCH 09/83] hsa/radeon: Add code base of hsa driver
>> >for AMD's GPUs
>> >
>> >On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 12:50:09AM +0300, Oded Gabbay wrote:
>> >> This patch adds the code base of the hsa driver for AMD's GPUs.
>> >>
>> >> This driver is called kfd.
>> >>
>> >> This initial version supports the first HSA chip, Kaveri.
>> >>
>> >> This driver is located in a new directory structure under drivers/gpu.
>> >>
>> >> Signed-off-by: Oded Gabbay <oded.gabbay@amd.com>
>> >
>> >There is too coding style issues. While we have been lax on the
>> >enforcing the scripts/checkpatch.pl rules i think there is a limit to
>> >that. I am not strict on the 80chars per line but others things needs fixing
>so we stay inline.
>> >
>> >Also i am a bit worried about the license, given top comment in each
>> >of the files i am not sure this is GPL2 compatible. I would need to
>> >ask lawyer to review that.
>> >
>>
>> Hi Jerome,
>>
>> Which line in the license are you concerned about ? In theory we're using
>the same license as the initial code pushes for radeon, and I just did a side-by
>side compare with the license header on cik.c in the radeon tree and
>confirmed that the two licenses are identical.
>>
>> The cik.c header has an additional "Authors:" line which the kfd files do
>not, but AFAIK that is not part of the license text proper.
>>
>
>You can not claim GPL if you want to use this license. radeon is weird best for
>historical reasons as we wanted to share code with BSD thus it is dual
>licensed and this is reflected with :
>MODULE_LICENSE("GPL and additional rights");
>
>inside radeon_drv.c
>
>So if you want to have MODULE_LICENSE(GPL) then you should have header
>that use the GPL license wording and no wording from BSD like license.
>Otherwise change the MODULE_LICENSE and it would also be good to say
>dual licensed at top of each files (or least next to each license) so that it is
>clear this is BSD & GPL license.

Got it. Missed that we had a different MODULE_LICENSE.

Since the goal is license compatibility with radeon so we can update the interface and move code between the drivers in future I guess my preference would be to update MODULE_LICENSE in the kfd code to "GPL and additional rights", do you think that would be OK ?
>
>Cheers,
>Jérôme
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