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RE: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Make Xend use consoled and xc_console

To: "Anthony Liguori" <aliguori@xxxxxxxxxx>, "xen-devel" <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Keir Fraser" <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Christian Limpach" <Christian.Limpach@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Make Xend use consoled and xc_console
From: "Ian Pratt" <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 22:56:29 +0100
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Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Make Xend use consoled and xc_console

> The attached patch removes all of the console handling code 
> from Xend and changes xm to simply exec /usr/libexec/xen/xc_console.

Please can you provide some more detail, particularly how it changes
things from a user point of view. How do you disconnect and reconnect to
consoles? Does the '-c' option to xm still work? Can the user control
allocation of are tty names?

Also, should consoled really line in /usr/sbin/ ?  I think it should be
in /usr/lib/xen/bin

(Didn't we decide /usr/libexec was deprecated anyhow?)

BTW: does this fix the console output corruption bug that's on the


> I've done a pretty good amount of testing and this seems to 
> clear up all of the Xend console issues in bugzilla.
> This is a pretty big change to Xend though with a lot of 
> deleted code so I'd appreciate if people more familiar with 
> the Xend codebase could look through it critically.
> In addition to the patch, the following files are no longer used:
> tools/python/xen/util/console_client.py
> tools/python/xen/xend/XendConsole.py
> tools/python/xen/xend/server/SrvConsole.py
> tools/python/xen/xend/server/SrvConsoleDir.py
> tools/python/xen/xend/server/console.py
> Regards,
> Anthony Liguori
> Signed-off-by: Anthony Liguori <aliguori@xxxxxxxxxx>
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