Re: [PATCH 0/5] xen pvfb: Para-virtual framebuffer, keyboard andpointer driver updates

From: Jeremy Fitzhardinge
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 05:09:55 EST

Markus Armbruster wrote:
This is an update to the Linux part of the Xen PVFB. Linux Xen PVFB
is a pair of Xen para-virtual frontend device drivers:
drivers/video/xen-fbfront.c provides a framebuffer, and
drivers/input/xen-kbdfront provides keyboard and mouse. Their
backends run in dom0 user space.

Parts in this patch series:

1. Enable Xen console by default in domU
2. Pointer z-axis (mouse wheel) support
3. Module aliases to support module autoloading
4. Zero unused bytes in events sent to backend
5. Dynamic mode support (screen resizing)

To the best of my knowledge, these patches are independent. The last
one needs a bit of trivial merging to apply without the first one. I
tested only 1, 1+2, 1+2+3, 1+2+3+4, and the complete series. I'm
happy to split this into different parts if that helps.

Thanks Markus,

This looks good. I'll stick it into my queue and feed it via Ingo when I've given it a bit of a test.

Are we happy that the preferred console stuff is now the best solution? Does it solve your installer issues?

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