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[Qemu-devel] Re: [Linux-fbdev-devel] [PATCH] Add VirtIO Frame Buffer Sup

From: Ondrej Zajicek
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Re: [Linux-fbdev-devel] [PATCH] Add VirtIO Frame Buffer Support
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 00:57:33 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Tue, Nov 03, 2009 at 12:24:15AM +0100, Alexander Graf wrote:
>> Also, we still need to keep the local frame buffer copy in sync so we
>> can mmap and read from it, right? So it's not really worth it
>> probably...
> But then again we could just try to be closer to a real graphics card.  
> What if we'd set up a memory region on the host that is basically our  
> graphics frame buffer? For S390 we could just append the graphics memory 
> to the guest's memory.
> We could use that as backing buffer in the qemu graphics frontend and as 
> frame buffer in the Linux fbdev layer, similar to what real graphics 
> cards set up.

Using shared memory pages between host and guest seems like a natural
way to implement paravirtualized graphics card. Most things are
straightforward, only a little problematic thing is when fbdev 
is mmaped from guest to userspace - you have to detect writes
and notify host that it changed.

Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo

Ondrej 'SanTiago' Zajicek (email: address@hidden)
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