|| ||Greg Kroah-Hartman <firstname.lastname@example.org> |
|| ||email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
|| ||[patch 00/54] [Announce] Microsoft Hyper-V drivers for Linux |
|| ||Mon, 20 Jul 2009 09:00:25 -0700|
|| ||Sam Ramji <email@example.com>, Haiyang Zhang <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Hank Janssen <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|| ||Article, Thread
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.
The code should be showing up in the linux-next tree soon, as the
patches are now in my public tree.
If anyone has any questions about this code, please let me and Hank know
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