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KVM, QEMU, and kernel project management

KVM, QEMU, and kernel project management

Posted Mar 23, 2010 22:25 UTC (Tue) by ejr (subscriber, #51652)
In reply to: KVM, QEMU, and kernel project management by mingo
Parent article: KVM, QEMU, and kernel project management

Very unusual development model. So unusual that it's been how *BSD and Solaris have functioned, well, forever.


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KVM, QEMU, and kernel project management

Posted Mar 23, 2010 22:59 UTC (Tue) by mingo (subscriber, #31122) [Link]

AFAIK it's still quite different from the FreeBSD model.

Last i checked (which, admittedly, was many years ago) in FreeBSD a kernel developer with commit access did not have commit access to a user-space package - and vice versa.

So it's not really a unified repository in the same way that tools/perf/ is.

Plus, most of the user-space packages are imported into FreeBSD and are maintained externally (with local changes applied), so any local changes would have to be contributed back to the upstream project - eliminating most of the unification gains i talked about in the KVM discussion.

In any case, my FreeBSD development model knowledge is pretty outdated, so if the model has changed (or if it never existed in that form) please correct me and educate me ...

Plus, just to make it clear: i find the integrated repository aspect of FreeBSD rather useful, and i think Linux should learn from that.

Thanks, Ingo


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