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Added by aliguori over 12 years ago

husb: support for USB host device auto connect (Max Krasnyansky)

QEMU can now automatically grab host USB devices that match the filter.
For now I just extended 'host:X.Y' and 'host:VID:PID' syntax to handle
wildcards. So for example if you do something like
usb_add host:5.*
QEMU will automatically grab any non-hub device with host address 5.*.

Same with the 'host:PID:*', we grab any device that matches PID.

Filtering itself is very generic so we can probably add more elaborate
syntax like 'host:BUS.ADDR:VID:PID'. So that we can do 'host:5.*:6000:*'.

Anyway, it's implemented using a periodic timer that scans host devices
and grabs those that match the filter. Timer is started when the first
filter is added.

We now keep the list of all host devices that we grabbed to make sure that
we do not grab the same device twice.

btw It's currently possible to grab the same host device more than once.
ie You can just do "usb_add host:1.1" more than once, which of course does
not work. So this patch fixes that issue too.

Along with auto disconnect patch that I send a minute ago the setup is very
seamless now. You can just allocate some usb ports to the VMs and plug/unplug
devices at any time.

Signed-off-by: Max Krasnyansky <>
Signed-off-by: Anthony Liguori <>

git-svn-id: svn://svn.savannah.nongnu.org/qemu/trunk@5048 c046a42c-6fe2-441c-8c8c-71466251a162


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