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Re: [Qemu-devel] USB support

From: Mark Williamson
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] USB support
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 02:04:29 +0000
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> I just commited an initial USB support for QEMU. This USB layer will
> ultimately enable QEMU to use some host USB devices and to simulate USB
> devices.


> - Linux host USB redirector to use the USB 1.1 host devices which are
> not requested by the host OS (i.e. no host driver is loaded for them).
> It is *very* limited and buggy at the moment, but I was able (once !) to
> mount a disk-on-key flash device.

Had you thought of adding a minimal kernel module to allow "stealing" of host 
drivers for use by QEmu?  When I looked into this, I had the impression that 
the 2.6 USB code ought to be able to support it, although I'm not sure how it 
would interact with the userspace driver layer in your case.


> I plan to implement a USB mouse device as in Bochs just to have at least
> one "useful" virtual USB device to play with. Anyone is free to
> implement other devices by looking at the USB hub implementation in usb.c.
> Fabrice.
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