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Date:   Mon, 13 Feb 2017 23:41:03 +0000
From:   "Grandhi, Sainath" <sainath.grandhi@...el.com>
To:     David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
CC:     "netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        "mahesh@...dewar.net" <mahesh@...dewar.net>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: RE: [PATCHv6 0/7] Refactor macvtap to re-use tap functionality by
 other virtual intefaces



> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Miller [mailto:davem@...emloft.net]
> Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:00 PM
> To: Grandhi, Sainath <sainath.grandhi@...el.com>
> Cc: netdev@...r.kernel.org; mahesh@...dewar.net; linux-
> kernel@...r.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCHv6 0/7] Refactor macvtap to re-use tap functionality by
> other virtual intefaces
> 
> From: Sainath Grandhi <sainath.grandhi@...el.com>
> Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:03:45 -0800
> 
> > Tap character devices can be implemented on other virtual interfaces
> > like ipvlan, similar to macvtap. Source code for tap functionality in
> > macvtap can be re-used for this purpose.
> >
> > This patch series splits macvtap source into two modules, macvtap and tap.
> > This patch series also includes a patch for implementing tap character
> > device driver based on the IP-VLAN network interface, called ipvtap.
> >
> > These patches are tested on x86 platform.
> 
> Series applied, thanks.
Thanks David. 
May I know an approximate timeline, when your branch would be merged into linux?

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