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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1 of 4] xenconsoled: do not write the pty under s

To: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1 of 4] xenconsoled: do not write the pty under serial
From: Ian Jackson <Ian.Jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 16:23:10 +0100
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Stefano Stabellini writes ("[Xen-devel] [PATCH 1 of 4] xenconsoled: do not 
write the pty under serial"):
> xenconsoled: do not write the pty under serial in xenstore if
> xenconsoled is handling a consolepath.
> The idea is that pv consoles use the "console" prefix in xenstore and
> emulated serials use the "serial" prefix in xenstore.
> There is no need to write the pty for a pv console under "serial",
> considering that xenconsoled is already writing the pty under "console"
> too.

>From your earlier document I don't understand why xenconsoled ever
needs to write anything under "serial".  According to the document
only HVM guests have emulated serial ports and they are only ever
handled by qemu.

Umm, it occurs to me that your document doesn't seem to cover the
stubdom case.


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