RE: 0xB16B00B5? Really? (was Re: Move hyperv out of thedrivers/staging/ directory)

From: KY Srinivasan
Date: Fri Jul 20 2012 - 10:01:08 EST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: BjÃrn Mork [mailto:bjorn@xxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, July 20, 2012 3:59 AM
> To: KY Srinivasan
> Cc: Greg KH (gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx); Paolo Bonzini;
> devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx;
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> Subject: Re: 0xB16B00B5? Really? (was Re: Move hyperv out of the
> drivers/staging/ directory)
> KY Srinivasan <kys@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > Here is the link that describes how the guest ID should be composed:
> >
> >
> us/library/windows/hardware/ff542653%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
> The unwanted value does not conform to those rules: Linux is not yet at
> major version 0xB5.
> I propose that you change this into a macro actually taking the OS
> major/minor version into account, keeping the 0xB16B vendor ID (which
> seems safest as the vendor ID registration process seems a bit unclear)

Thank you for your interest in fixing this problem. When we decide to change this
ID, we will conform to the MSFT guidelines on constructing this guest ID.


K. Y

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