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From: Shannon Nelson <snelson@pensando.io>
To: Leon Romanovsky <leon@kernel.org>, Jakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org>
Cc: "David S . Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>,
	Michal Kalderon <michal.kalderon@marvell.com>,
	linux-netdev <netdev@vger.kernel.org>,
	RDMA mailing list <linux-rdma@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] net/core: Replace driver version to be kernel version
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 13:17:52 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <31c6c46a-63b2-6397-5c75-5671ee8d41c3@pensando.io> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200126210850.GB3870@unreal>

On 1/26/20 1:08 PM, Leon Romanovsky wrote:
> The long-standing policy in kernel that we don't really care about
> out-of-tree code.

That doesn't mean we need to be aggressively against out-of-tree code.  
One of the positive points about Linux and loadable modules has always 
been the flexibility that allows and encourages innovation, and helps 
enable more work and testing before a driver can become a fully-fledged 
part of the kernel.  This move actively discourages part of that 
flexibility and I think it is breaking part of the usefulness of modules.

sln


  reply	other threads:[~2020-01-26 21:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 30+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-01-23 13:05 Leon Romanovsky
2020-01-23 14:40 ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-01-23 14:54   ` Leon Romanovsky
2020-01-23 15:17     ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-01-25  9:13 ` David Miller
2020-01-26 18:56 ` Shannon Nelson
2020-01-26 19:41   ` Leon Romanovsky
2020-01-26 20:49     ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-01-26 21:08       ` Leon Romanovsky
2020-01-26 21:17         ` Shannon Nelson [this message]
2020-01-26 21:24           ` Leon Romanovsky
2020-01-26 22:12             ` Shannon Nelson
2020-01-26 22:22               ` Michal Kubecek
2020-01-26 22:57                 ` Shannon Nelson
2020-01-27  6:08                   ` Michal Kubecek
2020-01-27  6:42                     ` Leon Romanovsky
2020-01-27  5:18                 ` Leon Romanovsky
2020-01-26 21:33         ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-01-26 22:21           ` Shannon Nelson
2020-01-27  5:34             ` Leon Romanovsky
2020-01-27  6:45               ` Leon Romanovsky
2020-01-27 14:21                 ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-01-27 15:39                   ` Leon Romanovsky
2020-01-27  5:49           ` Leon Romanovsky
2020-01-27 12:21             ` David Miller
2020-01-27 12:42               ` Leon Romanovsky
2020-01-27 12:47                 ` David Miller
2020-01-27 17:57             ` Shannon Nelson
2020-01-26 20:52     ` Shannon Nelson
2020-01-26 21:19       ` Leon Romanovsky

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