[vbox-dev] [PATCH v2] staging: vboxvideo: Add vboxvideo to drivers/staging

Michael Thayer michael.thayer at oracle.com
Wed Jun 14 13:40:05 GMT 2017

Hello Hans,

14.06.2017 15:30, Hans de Goede wrote:
[Discussion of vboxvideo and vboxguest driver clean-up.]
> As I already mentioned in previous mails on this, for the vboxguest driver
> my plan is to simply do a fork and remove anything related to the
> portability. It currently weighs in at 100000+ lines of code which is a bit
> much for what it does I believe I will be able to get a Linux only version
> of it down to a small fraction of that and the result will be a much
> cleaner
> and better driver.
> FWIW I've already stared looking into cleaning up the vboxguest driver and
> my first target is to remove all dependencies on the r0drv code.

Moving off-topic, but please let me know if you set up a git repository
for it as you did for vboxvideo.  Do you have plans (applies to
vboxvideo too) for how to merge changes to our code into the cleaned-up
code?  Of course, I am open to patches or suggestions as to how to
simplify the code in our repository as long as they do not affect other
platforms (vboxguest builds and runs for five different operating system


> Regards,
> Hans

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