Re: [PATCHv8 0/5] Driver for new "VMD" device

From: Veal, Bryan E.
Date: Tue Jan 26 2016 - 13:22:35 EST

On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 08:46:09AM -0800, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 02:43:08PM -0600, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> > I saw responses from Keith and Bryan, and I hope they answer your
> > questions. As far as I can tell, the VMD driver is grossly similar to
> > other host bridge drivers we've already merged, and I don't think we
> > have public specs for all of them.
> >
> > Unless you have further concerns, I'm going to ask Linus to pull this
> > tomorrow, along with the rest of the PCI changes for v4.5.
> I still think it's a bad idea to merge something odd like this without
> a good explanation or showing what devices can actually sit under it.
> But you're the maintainer in the end..

Any PCIe devices and and bridges should work with existing upstream
drivers. The only exceptions would be anything depndent on INTx or IO