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SubjectRe: [patch 9/9] vfio/pci: Cleanup license mess
On Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:14:25 +0100
Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:

> The recently added nvlink2 VFIO driver introduced a license conflict in two
> files. In both cases the SPDX license identifier is:
>
> SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0+
>
> but the files contain also the following license boiler plate text:
>
> * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
> * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as
> * published by the Free Software Foundation
>
> The latter is GPL-2.9-only and not GPL-2.0=.
>
> Looking deeper. The nvlink source file is derived from vfio_pci_igd.c which
> is also licensed under GPL-2.0-only and it can be assumed that the file was
> copied and modified. As the original file is licensed GPL-2.0-only it's not
> possible to relicense derivative work to GPL-2.0-or-later.
>
> Fix the SPDX identifier and remove the boiler plate as it is redundant.
>
> Fixes: 7f92891778df ("vfio_pci: Add NVIDIA GV100GL [Tesla V100 SXM2] subdriver")
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> Cc: Alexey Kardashevskiy <aik@ozlabs.ru>
> Cc: Alex Williamson <alex.williamson@redhat.com>
> Cc: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>
> Cc: kvm@vger.kernel.org
> ---
>
> P.S.: This patch is part of a larger cleanup, but independent of other
> patches and is intended to be picked up by the maintainer directly.

Applied to vfio for-linus branch for v5.0. Thanks,

Alex


> ---
> drivers/vfio/pci/trace.h | 6 +-----
> drivers/vfio/pci/vfio_pci_nvlink2.c | 6 +-----
> 2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
>
> --- a/drivers/vfio/pci/trace.h
> +++ b/drivers/vfio/pci/trace.h
> @@ -1,13 +1,9 @@
> -/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0+ */
> +/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0-only */
> /*
> * VFIO PCI mmap/mmap_fault tracepoints
> *
> * Copyright (C) 2018 IBM Corp. All rights reserved.
> * Author: Alexey Kardashevskiy <aik@ozlabs.ru>
> - *
> - * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
> - * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as
> - * published by the Free Software Foundation.
> */
>
> #undef TRACE_SYSTEM
> --- a/drivers/vfio/pci/vfio_pci_nvlink2.c
> +++ b/drivers/vfio/pci/vfio_pci_nvlink2.c
> @@ -1,14 +1,10 @@
> -// SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0+
> +// SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0-only
> /*
> * VFIO PCI NVIDIA Whitherspoon GPU support a.k.a. NVLink2.
> *
> * Copyright (C) 2018 IBM Corp. All rights reserved.
> * Author: Alexey Kardashevskiy <aik@ozlabs.ru>
> *
> - * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
> - * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as
> - * published by the Free Software Foundation.
> - *
> * Register an on-GPU RAM region for cacheable access.
> *
> * Derived from original vfio_pci_igd.c:
>
>

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