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

From: dragoran
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] merging kqemu into mainline kernel?
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 14:44:59 +0200
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Bill C. Riemers wrote:
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.
I am not sure that working on older hardware will keep it out of the kernel. it adds support for unsupported hardware .... I don't see a problem here.
 It is a shame
too, because "kqemu" provides a quality working solution for most of the
hardware still in use today.

we should atleast try to get it in ... the "it wont get merged anyway" attitude isn't very helpfull.

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