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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH] allow connecting to xenconsole from remote h

To: Muli Ben-Yehuda <muli@xxxxxxxxxx>, xen-devel <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH] allow connecting to xenconsole from remote hosts
From: Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2006 16:52:38 +0100
Cc: Jimi Xenidis <jimix@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Orran Y Krieger <okrieg@xxxxxxxxxx>
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On 6/9/06 8:53 am, "Muli Ben-Yehuda" <muli@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The attached patch makes xenconsole send and receive console messages
> over a remote connection, instead of via stdin/stdout - if given the
> --remote switch. It is useful for proxy'ing real console message or
> other protocol messages (such as gdb) between dom0 and a remote
> host. We're currently using it for proxying gdb between gdbstub in a
> partition that talks gdb over the console page to a remote host
> running gdb.
> Is this something that would be interesting for inclusion? if yes,
> I'll be happy to split it into smaller, more-digestable chunks.

Possibly, yes, but this patch seems to do a fair bit more than just add
minimal socket support. What's all the message queue stuff about? Can't you
treat the console I/O as character streams?

 -- Keir

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