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Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: virtio-serial: An interface for host-guest communi

From: Rusty Russell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: virtio-serial: An interface for host-guest communication
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 17:01:29 +0930
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On Sat, 15 Aug 2009 01:55:32 am Anthony Liguori wrote:
> Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> > Also I still think passing a 'protocol' string for each port is a good 
> > idea, so you can stick that into a sysfs file for guests use.
> Or drops ports altogether and just use protocol strings...

Both is silly, yes.

I guess strings + HAL magic can make the /dev names sane.  I don't want to
see userspace trolling through sysfs to figure out what device to open.

Which is why I prefer assigned numbers, which get mapped to minors.


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