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Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH 2/7] Introduce -display argument

From: Alexander Graf
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH 2/7] Introduce -display argument
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:14:31 +0100

On 15.03.2011, at 15:07, Peter Maydell wrote:

> On 15 March 2011 12:36,  <address@hidden> wrote:
>> From: Jes Sorensen <address@hidden>
>> This patch introduces a -display argument which consolidates the
>> setting of the display mode. Valid options are:
>> sdl/curses/default/serial (serial is equivalent to -nographic)
> So I still think that we should not be including any new
> -display subargument which mirrors the behaviour of -nographic.
> -display represents an opportunity to provide a set of orthogonal
> command line options which affect the handling of particular
> devices; it ought to mean "what happens to VGA/video output?",
> and should not change the behaviour of any other devices.
> -nographic is effectively a convenience shortcut which changes
> the behaviour of several different devices (display, serial,
> parallel, at least). It doesn't belong under '-display' from
> an orthogonality argument, and people who want it because it
> is a shortcut will be better served by the existing '-nographic'
> because it's less typing than '-display serial' anyway.
> (Ideally we should document '-nographic' by saying that it
> is equivalent to some set of other options including
> -display none -serial stdio and whatever else it does.)

Ideally it should also be implemented as such :)


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