Comment 26 for bug 832507

Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

conserver is in Debian non-free, and thus unsuitable.

conserver would still needed to receive the log output from qemu via a FIFO or similar, and this introduces the problem of what qemu should do when it is blocked on writing to conserver, which is where I think my previous patch failed (and I did warn about this in advance!). And conserver only supports log rotation, rather than a ringbuffer. This would make get_console_output useless if it was requested just after the log rotated, without extra complex glue. The code to work around these issues would be more complex than just not using conserver, IMHO.

In any case, conserver is massive overkill for the need here, which is to have a simple ringbuffered console log.