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Re: [Xen-devel] PATCH: 0/10: Merge xenfb & xenconsoled into qemu-dm

To: Keir Fraser <keir@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] PATCH: 0/10: Merge xenfb & xenconsoled into qemu-dm
From: "Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 17:21:49 +0100
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On Thu, Aug 16, 2007 at 05:17:37PM +0100, Keir Fraser wrote:
> On 16/8/07 17:13, "Pat Campbell" <plc@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> Yep, I can see that would be useful for some folks working in constrained
> >> environments. Of course they probably don't want the XenD overhead either,
> >> but that's a can of worms I won't get into right now ;- )
> >> 
> >> Thinking about this, I think I can easily re- work the last two patches so
> >> that xenconsoled will continue to process the guest consoles, if- and- 
> >> only-
> >> if
> >> the guest doesn't have a QEMU instance already doing it. That would give us
> >> choice between both deployment scenarios per- guest.
> > 
> > Would this patch set, in it's current state, allow a 'featureful' PV guest 
> > to
> > see a 
> > DOM0 CDROM as a CD device instead of a block device?
> No, that kind of stuff isn't plumbed through at all. But it's an obvious
> direction to take it.

Yes, I'd particularly like to be able get the emulated USB bus hooked up,
but personally have no clue how to go about doing this.

It gives a very nice device passthrough capability that will integrate 
extremely well with HAL & desktop session policy allowing users to assign
their local hotplugged devices to the guest as VMWare Workstation allows.

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