|| ||Linus Torvalds <torvalds-AT-linux-foundation.org> |
|| ||Gregory Haskins <gregory.haskins-AT-gmail.com> |
|| ||Re: [GIT PULL] AlacrityVM guest drivers for 2.6.33 |
|| ||Wed, 23 Dec 2009 09:29:05 -0800 (PST)|
|| ||Andi Kleen <andi-AT-firstfloor.org>, Ingo Molnar <mingo-AT-elte.hu>,
Anthony Liguori <anthony-AT-codemonkey.ws>,
Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier-AT-gmail.com>,
Avi Kivity <avi-AT-redhat.com>, kvm-AT-vger.kernel.org,
Andrew Morton <akpm-AT-linux-foundation.org>,
|| ||Article, Thread
On Wed, 23 Dec 2009, Gregory Haskins wrote:
> > And upstream submission is not always like this!
> I would think the process would come to a grinding halt if it were ;)
Well, in all honesty, if it had been non-virtualized drivers I would just
have pulled. The pull request all looked sane, the diffstat looked clean
and non-intrusive, and I had no problems with any of that.
But the virtualization people always argue about the fifty-eleven
different ways of doing things, and unlike real drivers - where the actual
hardware places constraints on what the heck is going on - virtualization
people seem to revel in making new interfaces weekly, and tend to be only
incidentally limited by hardware (ie hardware interfaces may limit some
_details_, but seldom any higher-level arguments).
So when I see another virtualization interface, I want the virtualization
people to just argue it out amongst themselves. Thanks to the virtue of me
personally not caring one whit about virtualization, I can stand back and
just watch the fireworks.
Which is not to say that I enjoy it (I like the occasional flame-fest, but
in order to like them I need to _care_ enough to get fired up about
So I just don't want the in-fighting to take place in my tree, so I'd
rather see the fighting die out _before_ I actually pull.
You people are all crazy.
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