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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v7 for-4.5 2/7] libxl: add support for 'channels'

David Scott writes ("[PATCH v7 for-4.5 2/7] libxl: add support for 'channels'"):
> A 'channel':
>   - is a low-bandwidth private communication channel that resembles
>     a physical serial port.
>   - is implemented as a PV console with a well-known string name
>     which is used to hook the channel to the appropriate software
>     in the guest (i.e. some kind of guest agent).
>   - has a backend 'connection' which describes what should happen
>     to the data.
> The following 'connection' types are defined:
>  * PTY: the I/O surfaces as a pty in the backend domain
>  * SOCKET: a listening Unix domain socket accepts a connection in
>    the backend domain and proxies
> Channels may be listed but don't currently support hotplug/unplug.

Acked-by: Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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