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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 10/13] Implement early printk in virtio-console

From: Arnd Bergmann
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 10/13] Implement early printk in virtio-console
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 14:14:46 +0100
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On Wednesday 25 November 2009, Carsten Otte wrote:
> Anthony Liguori wrote:
> > Oh, that's bad :-)
> > 
> > That should really be it's own character device.  We don't really have a 
> > way to connect two character devices like that.  Maybe muxing?
> It will be a character device, once the device tree is initialized. 
> Better ideas are welcome, just keep in mind basic things like kmalloc 
> don't work yet.

Can't you just leave it out for this release? Early printk is great
for debugging, but not essential if you just want to run a guest
as long as you get it past the virtio init phase.

        Arnd <><

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