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Re: [Xen-devel] [Xen-users] Xen 4.2 TODO (io and irq parameter are not evaluated by xl)

>>> On 8/31/2012 at 11:35 AM, in message
<1346434547.5820.10.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Ian Campbell
<Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
> On Fri, 2012-08-31 at 18:15 +0100, Kirk Allan wrote:
>> > Charles, Kirk, could you comment here?
>> In one of my Window's vm config files, I was able to get the vm to
>> boot using ioports=['3f8-3ff'].  My goal was to do serial debugging of
>> the Windows vm.  I also added irq=[4] to the config file.  However, I
>> was not able to actually get a debug session to work.  The physical
>> machine running windbg received a string from the vm which gave me
>> hope that it was working, but then it never received further data so
>> the vm eventually booted without being attached to the debugger.
> Thanks, the question was whether it would be useful to implement the
>       ioports = '3f8-3ff'
>       irq = 4
> syntax as well as the
>       ioports = ['3f8-3ff']
>       irq = [4]
> but it looks like you are actually using the array version anyway?

I first looked at this last week.  I found reference to both formats so I tried 
both.  I was only able to get the ioports = ['3f8-3ff'] and irq = [4] syntax to 
allow a vm to boot.

> I think I'd rather avoid implementing both options unless there is a
> strong reason to do so.

For me, I don't have a strong reason to implement support for both ways.  

> Ian.

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