Re: [RFC PATCH 00/15] acrn: add the ACRN driver module

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Fri Aug 16 2019 - 02:38:50 EST

On Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 10:25:41AM +0800, Zhao Yakui wrote:
> The first three patches are the changes under x86/acrn, which adds the
> required APIs for the driver and reports the X2APIC caps.
> The remaining patches add the ACRN driver module, which accepts the ioctl
> from user-space and then communicate with the low-level ACRN hypervisor
> by using hypercall.

I have a problem with that: you're adding interfaces to arch/x86/ and
its users go into staging. Why? Why not directly put the driver where
it belongs, clean it up properly and submit it like everything else is

I don't want to have stuff in arch/x86/ which is used solely by code in
staging and the latter is lingering there indefinitely because no one is
cleaning it up...


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