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From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
To: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
Cc: "Christoph Hellwig" <hch@infradead.org>,
	"Roman Kagan" <rkagan@virtuozzo.com>,
	"Stephen Hemminger" <stephen@networkplumber.org>,
	"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 07:43:48 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20161221154348.GA31401@infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <d3d1d5ab-106b-9d75-3972-211cc4c32220@redhat.com>

On Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 04:39:18PM +0100, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> That said, there are precedents in using UAPI this way for PV
> interfaces.  See for example include/uapi/linux/virtio*.h and
> arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/kvm_para.h.

We have all kinds of historical examples, but most of them turned
into a major pain sooner or later - my favourite example are the
SCSI protocol headers.

Protocols needs to stay compatible on the (virtual) wire, but not
on the language level.  Locking us into the strict UABI policies
for them just make someone life horrible further down the road.

  reply	other threads:[~2016-12-21 15:43 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 [this message]
2016-12-21 17:25                 ` Paolo Bonzini
2016-12-21 17:50                 ` Stephen Hemminger
2016-12-21 17:53                   ` Paolo Bonzini
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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