[patch 00/54] [Announce] Microsoft Hyper-V drivers for Linux
balbir at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue Jul 21 11:06:07 UTC 2009
* Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at suse.de> [2009-07-20 09:00:25]:
> 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.
> It's taken a long road to get here, and I'd like to thank the following
> people who made this possible:
> - Steve Hemminger for the initial prodding and extreme patience
> - Hank Janssen for providing the code and working with me to get it
> into a workable and semi-mergable state. His involvement within
> Microsoft was also invaluable.
> - Sam Ramji for his push within Microsoft to make this happen in a
> manner that works with the Linux community.
> - Novell for sponsoring my work on the Linux Driver project, without
> which, this would not have even been possible.
> And there are many others both within Novell and Microsoft, who I do not
> want to slight by not naming, but the list would be too long to go into.
> These drivers are to enable Linux to work better when running as a guest
> on top of the Hyper-V system. There is still a lot of work to do in
> getting this into "proper" mergable state, and moving it out of the
> staging directory, but Hank and I will be undertaking this task. See
> the TODO file in the drivers/staging/hv/ directory if anyone wishes to
> help out with this task.
What is the long term strategy to keep the sources in sync? Is there
one? Do you expect to get updates for these sources?
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