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

From: Markus Armbruster
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 05:55:53 EST

Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@xxxxxxxx> writes:

> 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?
> J

Yes, the console stuff works nicely for me, and the installer is

Note that I went with the stupidest solution that could possibly work
there: have a global flag that gets set when the command line sets
consoles, and don't mess with the console then. Mark McLoughlin
suggested a somewhat less stupid way, namely to mark consoles selected
on the command line with a flag. Critical review invited!
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