[vbox-dev] [PATCH] [SVN] Please Merge 7 VirtualBox Kernel Modules into the Linux Kernel

quickbooks office quickbooks.office at gmail.com
Fri May 10 03:40:50 GMT 2013

On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 8:40 AM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 12:09 AM, quickbooks office
> <quickbooks.office at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Please Merge VirtualBox Kernel Modules into the Kernel.
>> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> svn co http://www.virtualbox.org/svn/vbox/trunk vbox
>> sh '/home/user/vbox/src/VBox/Additions/linux/export_modules'
>> VBoxGuestModules.tar.gz
>> Extracting VBoxGuestModules.tar.gz will give the Source Code for 3
>> modules (used in a Linux Guest):
>> 1. vboxguest (VirtualBox guest kernel module)
>> 2. vboxsf (VirtualBox guest kernel module for shared folders)
>> 3. vboxvideo (VirtualBox guest kernel module for drm support)
> That's not how this works.  The vbox developers need to submit them as
> patches to the appropriate maintainers and they need to go through
> proper review.  As far as I can tell, that hasn't been done because
> they don't want to settle on a single API/ABI between the kernel and
> userspace interfaces for vbox.
> josh

Who are the appropriate maintainers for adding new (VirtualBox) kernel
modules to the Linux kernel?
And how would they go through proper review?


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