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Re: [Qemu-arm] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 2/3] hw/arm/virt: Add another UART to
Re: [Qemu-arm] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 2/3] hw/arm/virt: Add another UART to the virt board
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:45:26 +0000
On 12 December 2017 at 05:55, Shannon Zhao <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 2017/12/8 23:02, Peter Maydell wrote:
>> Currently we only provide one non-secure UART on the virt
>> board. This is OK for most purposes, but there are some
>> use cases where having a second UART would be useful (like
>> bare-metal testing where you don't really want to have to
>> probe and set up a PCI device just to have a second comms
> I'm wondering if it need to provide a machine option for user to choose
> whether adding the second uart or not.
It seems harmless enough to me to provide it always.
It doesn't increase the attack surface for security
vulnerabilities because it's the same device as the
first UART the guest already has access to.
Do you have a scenario in mind where it would be bad
to provide the second uart?
Re: [Qemu-arm] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 2/3] hw/arm/virt: Add another UART to the virt board, Andrew Jones, 2017/12/12
[Qemu-arm] [PATCH 3/3] hw/arm/virt-acpi-build: Add second UART to ACPI tables, Peter Maydell, 2017/12/08