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From: Andy King <acking <at> vmware.com>
Subject: [PATCH 0/1] VM Sockets for Linux upstreaming
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel
Date: Monday 4th February 2013 23:26:01 UTC (over 3 years ago)
In an effort to improve the out-of-the-box experience with Linux kernels
for
VMware users, VMware is working on readying the VM Sockets (VSOCK, formerly
VMCI Sockets) (vsock) kernel module for inclusion in the Linux kernel. The
purpose of this post is to acquire feedback on the vsock kernel module.

Unlike previous submissions, where the new socket family was entirely
reliant
on VMware's VMCI PCI device (and thus VMware's hypervisor), VM Sockets is
now
*completely* separated out into two parts, each in its own module:

o Core socket code, which is transport-neutral and invokes transport
  callbacks to communicate with the hypervisor.  This is vsock.ko.
o A VMCI transport, which communicates over VMCI with the VMware
hypervisor.
  This is vmw_vsock_vmci_transport.ko, and it registers with the core
module
  as a transport.

This should provide a path to introducing additional transports, for
example
virtio, with the ultimate goal being to make this new socket family
hypervisor-neutral.

Andy King (1):
  VSOCK: Introduce VM Sockets

 include/linux/socket.h                       |    4 +-
 include/uapi/linux/vm_sockets.h              |  169 +++
 net/Kconfig                                  |    1 +
 net/Makefile                                 |    1 +
 net/vmw_vsock/Kconfig                        |   28 +
 net/vmw_vsock/Makefile                       |    7 +
 net/vmw_vsock/af_vsock.c                     | 2085
++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 net/vmw_vsock/af_vsock.h                     |  170 +++
 net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport.c               | 2050
+++++++++++++++++++++++++
 net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport.h               |  139 ++
 net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport_notify.c        |  680 +++++++++
 net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport_notify.h        |   83 +
 net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport_notify_qstate.c |  438 ++++++
 net/vmw_vsock/vsock_addr.c                   |  128 ++
 net/vmw_vsock/vsock_addr.h                   |   36 +
 net/vmw_vsock/vsock_version.h                |   22 +
 16 files changed, 6040 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 include/uapi/linux/vm_sockets.h
 create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/Kconfig
 create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/Makefile
 create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/af_vsock.c
 create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/af_vsock.h
 create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport.c
 create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport.h
 create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport_notify.c
 create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport_notify.h
 create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport_notify_qstate.c
 create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/vsock_addr.c
 create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/vsock_addr.h
 create mode 100644 net/vmw_vsock/vsock_version.h

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