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From: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
To: Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
Cc: "Roman Kagan" <rkagan@virtuozzo.com>,
	"Radim Krčmář" <rkrcmar@redhat.com>,
	"K. Y. Srinivasan" <kys@microsoft.com>,
	"Vitaly Kuznetsov" <vkuznets@redhat.com>,
	kvm@vger.kernel.org, "Denis V . Lunev" <den@openvz.org>,
	"Haiyang Zhang" <haiyangz@microsoft.com>,
	x86@kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	"Ingo Molnar" <mingo@redhat.com>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>,
	devel@linuxdriverproject.org,
	"Thomas Gleixner" <tglx@linutronix.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 12/15] hyperv: move VMBus connection ids to uapi
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 18:53:42 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <08296820-5f8b-9f2f-694f-e3f6810010e4@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20161221095049.6fdc3145@xeon-e3>



On 21/12/2016 18:50, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> The other problem with the hyperv headers is they were initially done with
> only the Linux driver usage in mind. This made perfect sense at the time,
> the problem is that they mix internal state with protocol definitions.

Yes, and this was partly fixed when KVM started to use some of those
definitions too (the implementation of Hyper-V protocols is split
between kernel and userspace).

> Lastly, there is licensing issues on headers. It would be good to have any
> userspace ABI headers licensed with a more liberal license so that BSD and DPDK drivers
> could use them directly. Right now each one reinvents.

Other projects are using sanitized userspace ABI headers just fine, so
this is something that lawyers should sort out before kernel hackers do.

Paolo

  reply	other threads:[~2016-12-21 17:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 54+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-12-20 15:55 [PATCH 00/15] hyperv: more stuff to uapi + cleanup Roman Kagan
2016-12-20 15:55 ` [PATCH 01/15] hyperv: consolidate TSC ref page definitions Roman Kagan
2016-12-20 20:57   ` KY Srinivasan
2016-12-21  6:25     ` Roman Kagan
2016-12-20 15:55 ` [PATCH 02/15] hyperv: uapi-fy synic event flags definitions Roman Kagan
2016-12-20 17:24   ` Stephen Hemminger
2016-12-21  6:33     ` Roman Kagan
2016-12-21 10:58   ` kbuild test robot
2016-12-21 18:58   ` KY Srinivasan
2016-12-20 15:55 ` [PATCH 03/15] hyperv: use standard bitops Roman Kagan
2016-12-21 12:00   ` Olaf Hering
2016-12-21 13:23     ` Roman Kagan
2016-12-22 12:33       ` Paolo Bonzini
2016-12-21 19:08   ` KY Srinivasan
2016-12-20 15:55 ` [PATCH 04/15] hyperv: define VMBus message type Roman Kagan
2016-12-20 15:55 ` [PATCH 05/15] hyperv: GFP_ATOMIC -> GFP_KERNEL Roman Kagan
2016-12-20 15:55 ` [PATCH 06/15] hyperv: avoid unnecessary vmalloc Roman Kagan
2016-12-21 19:19   ` KY Srinivasan
2016-12-20 15:55 ` [PATCH 07/15] hyperv: dedup cpuid definitions Roman Kagan
2016-12-20 15:55 ` [PATCH 08/15] hyperv: dedup crash msr related definitions Roman Kagan
2016-12-20 15:55 ` [PATCH 09/15] hyperv: unify Hyper-V msr definitions Roman Kagan
2016-12-20 15:55 ` [PATCH 10/15] hyperv: uapi-fy PostMessage and SignalEvent hypercall structures Roman Kagan
2016-12-21 19:27   ` KY Srinivasan
2016-12-20 15:55 ` [PATCH 11/15] hyperv: uapi-fy monitored notification structures Roman Kagan
2016-12-20 15:55 ` [PATCH 12/15] hyperv: move VMBus connection ids to uapi Roman Kagan
2016-12-20 17:25   ` Stephen Hemminger
2016-12-21  6:29     ` Roman Kagan
2016-12-21 12:18       ` Christoph Hellwig
2016-12-21 12:59         ` Roman Kagan
2016-12-21 14:26           ` Christoph Hellwig
2016-12-21 14:39             ` Roman Kagan
2016-12-21 15:39             ` Paolo Bonzini
2016-12-21 15:43               ` Christoph Hellwig
2016-12-21 17:25                 ` Paolo Bonzini
2016-12-21 17:50                 ` Stephen Hemminger
2016-12-21 17:53                   ` Paolo Bonzini [this message]
2016-12-21 17:58                   ` Christoph Hellwig
2016-12-21 18:02                     ` Stephen Hemminger
2016-12-21 19:54                       ` KY Srinivasan
2016-12-28 17:09                         ` Roman Kagan
2016-12-29 18:29                           ` Stephen Hemminger
2017-01-02  8:19                           ` Paolo Bonzini
2017-01-09  8:32                             ` Roman Kagan
2017-01-09  8:40                               ` hpa
2017-01-09  8:58                                 ` Roman Kagan
2017-01-09  9:02                                 ` Paolo Bonzini
2017-01-02 19:39                           ` Stephen Hemminger
2017-01-03  9:32                             ` Paolo Bonzini
2016-12-20 15:56 ` [PATCH 13/15] hyperv: move function close to its only callsite Roman Kagan
2016-12-20 15:56 ` [PATCH 14/15] hyperv_vmbus: drop unused definitions Roman Kagan
2016-12-20 15:56 ` [PATCH 15/15] hyperv: redefine hv_message without bitfields Roman Kagan
2016-12-21 18:00 ` [PATCH 00/15] hyperv: more stuff to uapi + cleanup KY Srinivasan
2016-12-28 16:57   ` Roman Kagan
2016-12-30 19:45     ` KY Srinivasan

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