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Date:   Sat, 19 Sep 2020 08:40:20 +0200
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
To:     Leon Romanovsky <>
Cc:     Oded Gabbay <>,
        Gal Pressman <>,
        Jason Gunthorpe <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        "Linux-Kernel@...r. Kernel. Org" <>,, SW_Drivers <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Andrew Lunn <>,
        Florian Fainelli <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 00/14] Adding GAUDI NIC code to habanalabs driver

On Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 03:19:05PM +0300, Leon Romanovsky wrote:
> > So we do have an open-source library called hl-thunk, which uses our
> > driver and indeed that was part of the requirement.
> > It is similar to libdrm.
> > Here is the link:
> >
> Are you kidding?
> This is mirror of some internal repository that looks like dumpster
> with ChangeId, internal bug tracker numbers, not part of major OS
> distributions.
> It is not open-source library and shows very clear why you chose
> to upstream your driver through driver/misc/ tree.

It is an open source library, as per the license and the code
availability.  What more is expected here?

No distro has to pick it up, that's not a requirement for kernel code,
we have many kernel helper programs that are not in distros.  Heck, udev
took a long time to get into distros, does that mean the kernel side of
that interface should never have been merged?

I don't understand your complaint here, it's not our place to judge the
code quality of userspace libraries, otherwise we would never get any
real-work done :)


greg k-h

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