[Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH 01/60] hyper_dmabuf: initial working version of hyper_dmabuf drv

Juergen Gross jgross at suse.com
Wed Dec 20 08:17:07 UTC 2017

On 20/12/17 00:27, Dongwon Kim wrote:
> I forgot to include this brief information about this patch series.
> This patch series contains the implementation of a new device driver,
> hyper_dmabuf, which provides a method for DMA-BUF sharing across
> different OSes running on the same virtual OS platform powered by
> a hypervisor.

Some general remarks regarding this series:

You are starting the whole driver in drivers/xen/ and in the last patch
you move it over to drivers/dma-buf/. Why don't you use drivers/dma-buf/
from the beginning? The same applies to e.g. patch 22 changing the
license. Please make it easier for the reviewers by not letting us
review the development history of your work.

Please run ./scripts/checkpatch.pl on each patch and correct the issues
it is reporting. At the first glance I've seen several style problems
which I won't comment until the next round.

Please add the maintainers as Cc:, not only the related mailing lists.
As you seem to aim supporting other hypervisors than Xen you might want
to add virtualization at lists.linux-foundation.org as well.


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