[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Qemu-devel] broken screendump for text mode?

From: Andriy Gapon
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] broken screendump for text mode?
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 22:49:52 +0300
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; FreeBSD amd64; rv:6.0.2) Gecko/20110907 Thunderbird/6.0.2

on 30/08/2011 19:50 Andriy Gapon said the following:
> I use Qemu 0.15.0 (via a FreeBSD qemu-devel-0.15.0 port) and observe the 
> following
> problem with the screendump command.
> Environment:
> - qemu started with a standard vga adapter emulation (not sure if this 
> important)
> - SDL interface is used (not sure if this important)
> - guest operating system uses the text mode
> - monitor console is activated with Ctrl+Alt+2
> - screendump command is executed in the monitor console
> I observe the following effects in this case:
> - contents of the guest screen is "dumped" over the monitoring console
> - produced ppm file has only a single top-most line (of characters) from the 
> guest
> screen
> It seems that the problem is caused in the vga_draw_text function in hw/vga.c.
> The problem is that the dpy_update function is called for each line of text 
> and
> only the first of such calls produces the ppm output.
> Perhaps in the case when full_update is true there should only be a single
> dpy_update call for the whole screen.  I think that this should produce a 
> complete
> screen dump.  Not sure if that would help with the guest screen contents being
> draw over the monitor console.

I have to guess that this issue is not of interest to the active qemu 
I will try to look into it some time myself, because I find the feature to be
useful from time to time (if it worked).

Andriy Gapon

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]