[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/1] package/linux-tools: add support for Hyper-V tools

Pascal de Bruijn p.debruijn at unilogic.nl
Fri Dec 6 14:20:59 UTC 2019

From:   Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com> 

 To:   Simon Rowe <simon.rowe at eu.citrix.com> 
 Cc:   Simon Rowe <simon.rowe at citrix.com>, <buildroot at buildroot.org>, Yann E. MORIN <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr>, Pascal de Bruijn <p.debruijn at unilogic.nl> 
 Sent:   12/6/2019 3:17 PM 
 Subject:   Re: [Buildroot] [PATCH 1/1] package/linux-tools: add support for Hyper-V tools 

+Pascal in Cc. 
On Fri, 6 Dec 2019 13:33:50 +0000 
Simon Rowe <simon.rowe at eu.citrix.com> wrote: 
> What's the probability of that, someone else just sent a patch 15  
> minutes ago while I was testing this one, 
Pascal: the approach of Simon is to have a single option to 
build/install all tools. Do we really need one option per tool like you 
implemented? In which use cases would only a subset of the tools be 
needed? What is the installed size of each tool? 

The size of each tool is very limited, so that's at best a secondary concern.

But for example the fcopy service basically gives the virtualization host provider direct access to the guest filesystem., which is not something everybody may want to actively facilitate.

Having these different services nicely separated out, is specifically one of the nice things opposed to VMware's openvmtools/vmtoolsd.

Pascal de Bruijn

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