[PATCH v14 net-next 1/1] hv_sock: introduce Hyper-V Sockets

Dexuan Cui decui at microsoft.com
Tue Jul 5 06:46:24 UTC 2016

> From: David Miller [mailto:davem at davemloft.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 14:27
> To: Dexuan Cui <decui at microsoft.com>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v14 net-next 1/1] hv_sock: introduce Hyper-V Sockets
> From: Dexuan Cui <decui at microsoft.com>
> Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 01:58:31 +0000
> > Not sure if you had a chance to review this version.
> Why me?
I just think you're the most responsive reviewer. :-)

> Other people have to review this too.
Sure. Let me try to ask more people to review this.
> > Now I have a question: may I split the include/linux/socket.h change
> > and ask you to pre-allocate the number for AF_HYPERV to allow
> > backporting of Hyper-V Sockets to distro kernels, and to make sure
> > that applications using the socket type will work with the backport
> > as well as the upstream kernel?
> Sorry, I'm not going to do this.
> You cannot commit anything in userspace to this value anywhere
> until it is accepted upstream.
Got it. Thanks for the explanation! 

-- Dexuan

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