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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 1/9] chardev: add greeting

From: Paul Brook
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 1/9] chardev: add greeting
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 17:41:13 +0000
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On Tuesday 17 November 2009, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> Add a greeting string to CharDriverState which is printed after
> initialization.  Used to have the qemu vc consoles labeled.  This
> way we can avoid walking all the chardevs a second time after
> initialization just to print the greeting.

I think "greeting" is propagating a bad idea into new code. Much better would 
be some form of ID and/or human readable description that can also be used 


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