On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 1:12 PM, Hans de Goede <hdegoede(a)redhat.com> wrote:
I've been working on cleaning up the vboxguest drivers so that they
can be added to the mainline kernel for:
The vboxvideo driver is already upstream, atm it is in staging
because it still needs to be ported to the new atomic-kms APIs
but otherwise it is in very good state and not really of staging
quality (I've already done a lot of cleanup reducing it from
52681 in its original form to 7275 lines in staging).
Some people have expressed concerns about my plans to _temporarily_
carry patches for the vboxguest integration in the Fedora kernel pkg.
I can understand that you are reluctant to carry patches which
need to be maintained for ever and ever, but that is not the case
There is no question that you can clean up the drivers in a way that the
code is sane. My issue is that there have been numerous attempts to
upstream vbox over the years. All unsuccessful. It isn't a lack of faith
in your abilities, but a question of how the larger community upstream
So I'm hereby asking the Fedora kernel-team for permission to
these 2 drivers as patches to the Fedora kernel for a kernel-release
or 2 while I finish pushing them upstream.
I would at least like to see the initial reaction the upstream posting
before agreeing to this. There is plenty of time before Fedora 27 ships.