[Libvir] RFC: Supporting serial & parallel ports for QEMU (and improving Xen)

Mark McLoughlin markmc at redhat.com
Thu May 17 07:12:55 UTC 2007

Hi Dan,
	Looks fine to me ...

On Wed, 2007-05-16 at 22:12 +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:

> On Xen we have very simple approach. When creating a guest simply add
>   <console/>
> And it'll cause a serial port to be setup with an autoallocated pty, so
> you get back
>   <console pty='/dev/pts/5'/>
> In retrospect calling it 'console' was dumb, but hey we're stuck with that
> now and its only a tiny naming issue so I don't mind really.

	Why not add 'serial' with the new syntax, making <serial type='pty' />
equivalent to <console />, and continue supporting the existing
'console' syntax?


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