[patch 00/54] [Announce] Microsoft Hyper-V drivers for Linux

Dave Jones davej at redhat.com
Mon Jul 20 16:59:41 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 09:28:10AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
 > On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 09:00:25AM -0700, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
 > > 
 > > Hi all,
 > > 
 > > I'm happy to announce, that after many months of discussions, Microsoft
 > > has released their Hyper-V Linux drivers under the GPLv2.  Following
 > > this message, will be the patches that add the drivers to the
 > > drivers/staging/ tree, and a whole bunch of cleanups.
 > Hm, for some reason my scripts to send patches out caused them to get
 > eaten by the very good lkml filters.  (note, it was my fault, not
 > lkml's).
 > So instead of trying to send them again, and spaming everyone who
 > already got them, you can find them in my staging tree at:
 > 	http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/gregkh/gregkh-2.6/gregkh-05-staging/
 > If anyone wants me to post any of the individual 54 patches to them,
 > please let me know.

Given the numerous cleanup patches that already exist, is there any reason
to not just post the cleaned up drivers ?  It would certainly be more
reviewable than the current pile.

Come to think of it, is there any value in merging the pre-cleaned up
patches ? Why merge 54 patches to mainline when a half dozen will do ?


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