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AW: Re: [Qemu-devel] VMport patch

From: Alexander Graf
Subject: AW: Re: [Qemu-devel] VMport patch
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 23:27:59 +0100

I think it would be great to maintain compatibility with the binary-only 
versions of the vm tools though.



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Von: Anthony Liguori <address@hidden>
Gesendet: Sonntag, 20. Januar 2008 22:40
An: address@hidden
Betreff: Re: [Qemu-devel] VMport patch

Filip Navara wrote:
> Hello,
> the current version of QEMU emulates the VMware backdoor I/O port and 
> it works quite well. Unfortunately it doesn't emulate the VMware 
> behavior of ignoring the I/O permissions when accessing this special 
> port. The attached patch corrects it. It's important to ignore the 
> permissions, so that user mode VMware tools can communicate to the 
> backdoor. =

I really dislike that VMware relies on this.  It's very hard to 
implement in kqemu or KVM.  I think it would be better to modify 
open-vm-tools than to modify QEMU.


Anthony Liguori

> Best regards,
> Filip Navara

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