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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 29/35] Add the Xen virtual console driver.
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On 22 Mar 2006, at 08:43, Arjan van de Ven wrote:

>> This provides a bootstrap and ongoing emergency console which is
>> intended to be available from very early during boot and at all times
>> thereafter, in contrast with alternatives such as UDP-based syslogd,
>> or logging in via ssh. The protocol is based on a simple shared-memory
>> ring buffer.
>
> there already exist early consoles. Please just use that infrastructure
> instead.

By 'early console' I don't mean it's an alternative to the early_printk
infrastructure. It's simply an easy way to characters out of the guest
when other alternatives (such as using the virtual network device) are
unusable.

-- Keir

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