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Re: [Qemu-devel] merging kqemu into mainline kernel?

From: Bill C. Riemers
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] merging kqemu into mainline kernel?
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 11:00:35 -0400
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dragoran wrote:
> Bill C. Riemers wrote:
>> You don't need to compile kqemu into the kernel.  When I install
>> dkms-kqemu from freshrpms, I do NOT rebuild my kernel.  I am fairly
>> certain with Fedora's new policy for extras, there would not be much
>> of a problem getting it added to Fedora.  For that matter, it could
>> probably get added into the new Enterprise Extra's repository as
>> well.  However, someone would need to volunteer to maintain the package.
> no thats not true fedora want to change the policy about out of tree
> modules the want to drop all kmod-* packages and only allow modules
> into the kernel rpm that are upstream or about to get merged upstream.
> anyway why has kqemu to be a out of tree module?
It looks like you are right.  Apparently the plan is to move the
acceptance of kernel modules to kernel maintainers.  For the most part,
they only want to accept very cleanly written modules that are likely to
be integrated into the kernel.  Since "kqemu" is viewed as a solution
only for obsolete hardware, that is not likely to happen.  It is a shame
too, because "kqemu" provides a quality working solution for most of the
hardware still in use today.


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