[CentOS-devel] HyperV Linux Integration Services added to Centos?Plus?
Peter J. Pouliot
peter at pouliot.net
Tue Aug 23 19:25:19 UTC 2011
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:
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
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.
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