Re: [PATCH 0/2] Early printk support for virtio console devices.

From: Peter Maydell
Date: Fri Apr 26 2013 - 07:34:20 EST

On 26 April 2013 12:19, Alexander Graf <agraf@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> MMIO registers are handled by a different layer than the virtio
> console itself. After the virtio refactoring in QEMU, they will
> be completely separate drivers.

Good point -- we don't really want to be mixing up the
transport and the backend. You can see it in the kvmtool
patch, in fact -- it introduces an "if this is virtio-console"
special case into the mmio.c file which previously was
entirely backend agnostic.

-- PMM
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