[kwlug-disc] MS in Linux - maybe not

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Wed Sep 9 23:23:26 EDT 2009


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It appears that Microsoft has dumped their Linux kernel code and run:

"hv (Microsoft Hyper-V) drivers. Over 200 patches make up the massive
cleanup effort needed to just get this code into a semi-sane kernel
coding style (someone owes me a bit bottle of rum for that work!)
Unfortunately the Microsoft developers seem to have disappeared, and no
one is answering my emails. If they do not show back up to claim this
driver soon, it will be removed in the 2.6.33 release. So sad..."

- From the full details of staging for 2.6.32 at:
http://www.kroah.com/log/linux/staging-status-09-2009.html

Was it a test of the Linux kernel team/community?  Publicity stunt?  MS
developers went for coffee and will be back shortly?  Maybe they don't
understand the rules for getting into the kernel?
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