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

Tue Aug 23 19:25:19 UTC 2011
Peter J. Pouliot <peter at pouliot.net>

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.


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