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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC] support console resolutions better than 80x25

To: "Jan Beulich" <jbeulich@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC] support console resolutions better than 80x25
From: Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 12:33:23 +0100
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On 3 Aug 2006, at 09:12, Jan Beulich wrote:

Being limited to 80x25 is a pita. I'd be interested in seeing a patch
(just a rough one for initial comments if you can do that with less

Attached. Jan

This seems okay to me in principle. If it's cleaned up a bit then there's no reason not to take it -- and getting out of 80x25 mode is very desirable!

A few thoughts:
 * Could we put all the vga-related stuff in drivers/char/vga
* Also move the existing vga-specific code into its own file in drivers/char/vga * Are the vga files you add pulled from some other project (svgalib)? If so, are they heavily modified or is it plausible for us to track and port changes from that other project? * Maybe add a feature or version field to the console_info structure so we can extend it in future. * Would the test in linux be better as if (SIF_INITDOMAIN && console_evtchn) rather than a somehat arbitrary comparsion against a sizeof()?

 -- Keir

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