Bug 415561 - add serial console capability to qemu and qemu-kvm guests
add serial console capability to qemu and qemu-kvm guests
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libvirt (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Xen Maintainance List
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Reported: 2007-12-07 07:43 EST by Jeff Layton
Modified: 2014-06-18 03:37 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 0.4.4
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Last Closed: 2008-07-09 06:05:45 EDT
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Description Jeff Layton 2007-12-07 07:43:30 EST
With xen, I can use the serial port that shows up in the VM and use "virsh
console guest" to attach to its pty. With qemu and qemu-kvm, the kernel seems to
recognize an emulated serial port, but I don't seem to be able to attach to it
with "virsh console".

Would it be possible to add the same serial console capability to kvm and qemu
Comment 1 Jeff Layton 2007-12-07 07:50:37 EST
It looks like this would be a matter of adding a new command line parameter to
the qemu command "-serial pty", keeping track of the pty device that it outputs
to stdout, and then attaching to that pty in the same way that xen consoles do...
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 00:07:07 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 3 Daniel Berrange 2008-07-09 06:05:45 EDT
Serial console support was added in libvirt 0.4.4

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