[CentOS-devel] HyperV Linux Integration Services added to Centos?Plus?

Ned Slider ned at unixmail.co.uk
Tue Aug 23 15:39:07 EDT 2011


On 23/08/11 20:25, Peter J. Pouliot wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 08:03:26PM +0100, Ned Slider wrote:
>> On 23/08/11 13:59, Jim Perrin wrote:
>>> On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 10:14 PM, Peter J. Pouliot<peter at pouliot.net>wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>      What license are these drivers covered under?
>>>> GPL v2.
>>>>
>>>> The drivers are currently in staging on the mainline kernel.   My goal,
>>>> note I am not speaking for the company of I work for (SUSE), or the company
>>>> who pays for the room I sit in (MSFT), is to help get the work our team has
>>>> done for the last five years integrated into all linux distributions.
>>>>
>>>
>>> So long as they are GPLv2, and your company/code copyright holder is willing
>>> to provide something showing there's no danger of lawsuit/DMCA infringement
>>> for distribution I see no issues with providing them.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> The driver source is already included in the RHEL6 kernel, in
>> drivers/staging/hv but because it's still in staging Red Hat chose not
>> to enable it by default.
>>
>> We built the drivers from the RHEL6 code but they seem badly broken:
>>
>> http://elrepo.org/bugs/view.php?id=165
>
> Unfortunately I know.  I am still trying to organize the current process so that we can provide more community testing and hopefully provide coverage so that this doesn't happen.
>
>>
>> There were a large number of patches submitted for inclusion in
>> kernel-3.0 (still in staging) but backporting this code to RHEL6 is not
>> trivial.
>
> I know.  We have individuals who have already done parts of the backporting that are currently going through testing.
>
>>
>> As it's not enabled by default, I would guess the chances of Red Hat
>> backporting fixes to RHEL6 are less than zero, regardless of the politics.
>>
>> To start with I guess we would need working code that builds on RHEL6 :-)
>
> I can definately provide this.
>

Great - do you have a git repo or such where we can pull the code from 
please?



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