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[Xen-devel] Re: Multiple PVM consoles

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Subject: [Xen-devel] Re: Multiple PVM consoles
From: Anthony Liguori <anthony@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 08:55:18 -0500
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On Thu, 14 Sep 2006 11:21:59 -0400, Steve Brueckner wrote:

> A colleague of mine asked this question on xen-users, but it may be more
> of a developer question.  We need to make multiple independent console
> connections to a paravirtualized VM (not 2 windows sharing a single
> console), and without using the network (no telnet or ssh solutions).
> Searching the archives I've found about 6 threads discussing this, among
> them:
> This one, which says it was on the roadmap for versions 2 and/or 3:
> http://lists.xensource.com/archives/html/xen-devel/2006-07/msg00424.html
>> [quoted text muted]
> And these, opening the possibility of 2 consoles (on the paravirt
> framebuffer and on a virtual serial port):
> http://lists.xensource.com/archives/html/xen-devel/2006-08/msg00170.html
> http://lists.xensource.com/archives/html/xen-devel/2006-09/msg00072.html
> Can anyone tell me if and when it will be possible to get 2 independent
> consoles into a paravirtualized guest?  Or will the kernel always have
> only one input/output stream, resulting in behavior similar to the
> "multiple windows to a shared console" scenario we have now?

This feature has been discussed repeated but AFAIK noone has stepped up to
actually implement it.


Anthony Liguori

> Thanks,
>  - Steve
> Stephen Brueckner, ATC-NY

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