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RE: [Xen-users] Removing Citrix PV Drivers and then installing GPLPVdriv

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Subject: RE: [Xen-users] Removing Citrix PV Drivers and then installing GPLPVdrivers
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Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 08:21:29 -0500
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[mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mark Pace
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 19:16
To: James Harper
Cc: Xen Users
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Removing Citrix PV Drivers and then installing

> Any suggestions for a prefix? I am in the middle of some pretty major
> changes (going back to WDF again :) so changing the prefix now wouldn't
> be out of the question at this point. Given that pretty much nobody sees
> it if everything is working properly, I'm thinking XenGPLPV\xxx\999 etc.
> No chance of a clash there.
If there is no chance you'll be blossoming the driver to become a set of
drivers that can cover more than Xen (KVM?) someday then I like XenGPLPV
(easy to find, tells you what it is, can find it with either Xen or
GPLPV, etc).  Please excuse the thought if they are so different that
you'd never consider something like that...


        I don't know much about the enumeration side of things, or the open
source development side for that matter, but in line with Mark's thought, I
would say something like GPLPV\(device)\(id) would probably work well in
general.  I mean, then if you were to drop your work on some site such as
SourceForge or otherwise pass it on to a new developer / new developers,
they would also have the option of expanding (should it even be possible)
without needing to change it again.  This would have the additional
advantage of allowing any software that may interface with these device
enumerations directly to continue to function if their development stops.
Of course, if it would only be possible by way of separate drivers, then you
might want to have Xen in there somewhere, so that this issue doesn't pop up
again if someone wants to migrate, and this suggestion may come from not
knowing the first thing about enumeration, but what about

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