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Re: [Xen-devel] porting pvusb drivers to pvops kernel

To: James Harper <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] porting pvusb drivers to pvops kernel
From: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 09:28:30 +0300
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On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 10:08:23AM +1000, James Harper wrote:
> > > > Noboru: Did you have time to take a look at this?
> > > >
> > >
> > > I added this task to:
> > > http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenDevelopmentProjects
> > >
> > > "Porting Xen PVUSB drivers to pvops kernel"
> > >
> > 
> > Anyone interested in porting pvusb drivers?
> > 
> I ported the backend driver a while back. There were a few memory leaks but 
> it seemed to work okay. 
> I ported it because I was working on the frontend in GPLPV so it hasn't had a 
> lot of testing. 
> I can dig up the code if anyone is interested - it was ported against 2.6.2x 
> I think so there 
> may be a bit of bitrot vs the current 2.6.32 pvops kernel but hopefully most 
> of the hard work has been done.

Yeah, please post it!

What was the 'source' for the port? I think Novell guys fixed some bugs in the 
pvusb drivers
for their 2.6.32 SLES11SP1 (xenlinux) kernel..

> The frontend driver should be easier I think, but I don't have any time for 
> it.

Ok. I might take a look at it myself, when I find the time..

-- Pasi

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