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Re: [Qemu-devel] New display device for MIPS

From: Thiemo Seufer
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] New display device for MIPS
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 00:34:28 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Stefan Weil wrote:
> Hi,
> the latest Linux kernels contain a driver for an ASCII display
> (arch/mips/mips-boards/generic/display.c).

This is the driver for the ASCII display of a MIPS MALTA board.

> Because this display is used by code I'm currently testing,
> I implemented an emulation for QEMU (code is added to this mail).
> hw/mips_display.c   - implementation
> hw/mips_display.h   - interface

AFAICS the output interferes with the serial console output.
I wonder how the typical scrolling text "Linux on MALTA" would look
like in that case. :-)

> I prefer to have the interface in a dedicated header file instead
> of adding it to vl.h (which is already overloaded).

OTOH, a file for a single prototype which still has to include vl.h
makes not much sense either.


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