open-vm-tools (was Re: [Policy Change] Kernel Module...)

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Sun Sep 23 16:32:44 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-09-23 at 11:11 +0200, Denis Leroy wrote:
> Philip Langdale says they are aware of the need to push this upstream 
> and will work on it. Eventually (see bugzilla ticket). How actively is 
> unfortunately hard to know for sure. To their defense, they have 
> successfully pushed some of their work upstream in the past, their 
> driver for example.
> So how can we make this happen ? Could this be discussed at the next 
> FESCo meeting ?

To quote the review bug: "some of the drivers will require a lot
of changes or a complete rewrite to get accepted (and vmblock probably
wouldn't get accepted at all and we'd need to rewrite it using fuse)."

I think it's far from obvious that FESCo would have voted to allow this
particular package anyway.


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