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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC][PATCH] auto-starting viewer for virtual frame buff

To: Charles Coffing <ccoffing@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC][PATCH] auto-starting viewer for virtual frame buffer
From: Jeremy Katz <katzj@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 02 Sep 2006 09:19:23 -0400
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On Fri, 2006-09-01 at 15:17 -0400, Charles Coffing wrote:
> It seems that discussion of the virtual frame buffer has died down; I assume 
> this 
> is being held off until after 3.0.3 splits...

I sent a new set of patches about a week ago.  There was then a rundown
of some concerns and Markus has gone through and fixed up most of those.
I'll hopefully be posting an updated series with the patches later today
-- just a matter of integrating the fixes, splitting out patches, etc.

> Nevertheless, I was playing with it and wanted to put this patch out for 
> discussion.  This patch is a rough attempt to make the SDL/VNC viewers behave 
> similarly for both paravirtual and fully virtual domains.  For example, if 
> you 
> specify "sdl=1" in a paravirtual config file, "xm create" will cause sdlfb to 
> start automatically.
> My desire is to make para vs. full not appear so different to the casual 
> user.  
> Config file syntax should be similar, viewers should start in similar ways, 
> etc.

Agree 100% -- my last set of patches mostly implemented everything
needed here.  I think the only thing that's not being done similar
between PV and FV with them is vncviewer.  Which should be pretty
trivial, it's just not one that I regularly use so I haven't gotten the


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