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Date:	Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:21:17 +0300
From:	"Michael S. Tsirkin" <>
To:	Rusty Russell <>
Cc:	Linus Torvalds <>,
	LKML <>,,
	netdev <>
Subject: Re: Rusty away 18th September -- 11th October

On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 10:58:03AM +0930, Rusty Russell wrote:
> "Michael S. Tsirkin" <> writes:
> > On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 10:26:52AM +0930, Rusty Russell wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >> 
> >>         Probably won't read mail.  Linus, I'll have pull requests early
> >> next week; if there's anything needed I'm sure Michael Tsirkin can
> >> handle it.
> >
> > Sure.
> > Rusty, there's a small chance virtio 1.0 bits will be ready in time.
> > I started working on them based on your virtio-pci-new-layout branch.
> >
> > If ready before the merge window, are you ok with me merging this
> > support (without you having the opportunity to review first)?
> Sorry, absolutely not.  I *really* want to review this in depth; if we
> make a mistake, it's going to hurt us significantly.

Right but it's only a merge window - we can fix bugs and even disable
the new driver afterwards, can't we?

> And until we have the qemu bits ready, it's really hard to tell if we've
> got this right.

Sure, I meant if qemu bits are ready too, and if things work together.
It wouldn't do to merge a driver that isn't ready.

>  So I'd rather delay and make sure we're solid.
> Thanks,
> Rusty.

Something else we can do, is refactoring that splits driver
out to common and legacy bits, and changes APIs.

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