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Re: [Qemu-ppc] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 6/9] PlatBus: Add serial-platbus devi

From: Scott Wood
Subject: Re: [Qemu-ppc] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 6/9] PlatBus: Add serial-platbus device
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 15:16:05 -0500

On 07/22/2013 01:56:32 PM, Alexander Graf wrote:

On 22.07.2013, at 20:26, Peter Maydell wrote:

> On 22 July 2013 18:50, Alexander Graf <address@hidden> wrote:
>> We want to be able to spawn a serial console on the platform bus. Create
>> a small platbus wrapper device very similar to the ISA one.
> Why not use virtio-console?

Because eventually we want -nodefaults not generate any UARTs and only create them through -device. Guests expect /dev/ttySx device nodes for their serial ports.

Plus, it's nice to have debug output from early on, rather than having to wait until PCI is up and running.


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