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Re: [Xen-devel] better console support

Keir Fraser wrote:
On 26/1/07 12:54 pm, "Christoph Egger" <Christoph.Egger@xxxxxxx> wrote:

Xen doesn't include a full debugger
There is one out there though... maybe Christopher has thought about
I have a working one. Is there a chance to get the patches into Xen 3.0.6 ?

Why would anyone want to debug over a low-res unscrollable VGA console? If
you have a serial line connected then you can already debug via gdb, which
surely provides a nicer environment?

It's not so much a choice of wanting to, as having to. Many classes of x86
computers no longer have serial ports. They're next to impossible to find on new
laptops and rapidly getting that way with desktops and workstations.
The people defining "platforms" have been killing off "legacy" devices like
serial ports in favor of USB. It's a lot easier to do a little VGA debugging 
to convince someone to go out and shop around for some sort of add in card
to get a serial port.


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