|Subject:||Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] USB over network|
|Date:||Mon, 06 Oct 2008 14:42:53 +0200|
|User-agent:||Thunderbird 184.108.40.206 (X11/20080723)|
Paul Brook wrote:
On Monday 06 October 2008, Paul Brook wrote:Attached is a preliminary patch which add QEmu the ability to use local USB devices over network. It should work with DOK devices and might work with web cameras.Apart from anything else, it's missing documentation. It looks like you have to start qemu with magic options on the remote machine? This seems a very bad solution. The remote stub should be a separate application which communicated via a documented protocol. Preferably this should be a standardised protocol that is/can be suppoorted by third party devices.As a specific example, have you looked at http://usbip.sourceforge.net/ ? It doesn't seem to be particularly active, but it's at least a useful reference point to see whether your remote protocol is sane. Pau
Indeed its missing documentation and the protocol is far from being defined, plus it should be a separate application.
But, its a good step forward in usb remoting, the protocol leverage existing knowledge from usbip but it is an opportunity
to advance in cumulative steps.
The intention is to make the usb remoting transparent to the guest.
The application should be stand alone but can share code with qemu, maybe similar to qemu-img application (can it?).
Thanks for the feedback, any additional feedback is welcomed.
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