[libvirt PATCH 0/2] qemu: support the SeaBIOS/EDK2 debug console

Gerd Hoffmann kraxel at redhat.com
Tue Jan 25 09:09:07 UTC 2022


> > On balance I felt <console> was/is the winner. Essentially every
> > impl of <console> can be said to be a general purpose data
> > channel for passing arbitrary bytes. We choose to explicitly
> > distinguish <console> from <serial> based on the intended use
> > case of the thing.
> This interpretation directly contradicts our documentation,
> specifically
>   https://libvirt.org/formatdomain.html#console
>     The console element is used to represent interactive serial
>     consoles.

Yep.  Something where it make sense to run a getty on.
Which surely isn't the case for isa-debugcon ...

take care,

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