Bug 434761 - F-9 pv_ops: make console "just work" again
Summary: F-9 pv_ops: make console "just work" again
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel-xen-2.6
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Markus Armbruster
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: PvOpsTracker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-02-25 10:57 UTC by Mark McLoughlin
Modified: 2008-04-14 18:21 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: kernel-xen-2.6.25-0.22.rc9.fc9
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-04-14 18:21:08 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Make hvc0 preferred console in domU (645 bytes, patch)
2008-02-27 13:49 UTC, Markus Armbruster
no flags Details | Diff

Description Mark McLoughlin 2008-02-25 10:57:15 UTC
With the F-9 pv_ops kernel-xen builds, we have to add "console=hvc" to the
kernel command line in order to get output on the Xen console.

We didn't need to do "console=xvc" before pv_ops, so we need to figure out how
to get back to that nicer situation.

Comment 1 Markus Armbruster 2008-02-27 13:49:19 UTC
Created attachment 296063 [details]
Make hvc0 preferred console in domU

Comment 2 Mark McLoughlin 2008-03-07 08:10:14 UTC
Thanks Markus, this in rawhide kernel-xen

Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2008-04-01 13:58:57 UTC
Okay, I've dropped this patch again in kernel-xen-2.6-2.6.25-0.12.rc7.git6.fc9
at  Markus's request

See bug #437706 for more details

Comment 4 Mark McLoughlin 2008-04-03 13:40:28 UTC
Markus has a good summary of the issue here:


Comment 5 Mark McLoughlin 2008-04-04 17:28:05 UTC
Markus just sent this patch upstream:


Assuming it builds, it'll be in kernel-xen-2.6-2.6.25-0.16.rc8.fc9

Comment 6 Mark McLoughlin 2008-04-08 16:10:29 UTC
Okay, with pvfb configured, you don't seem to be able to force hvc to be the
preferred console using "console=hvc" 

This is with kernel-xen-2.6-2.6.25-0.19.rc8.fc9 on both i686 and x86_64

Comment 7 Markus Armbruster 2008-04-10 15:50:30 UTC
Next try: http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/4/10/209

Comment 8 Mark McLoughlin 2008-04-14 18:21:08 UTC
kernel-xen-2.6.25-0.22.rc9.fc9 includes Markus's latest patch and seems to fix
the "can't override pvfb tty console with console=hvc"

This build, or a later one, should be tagged for F-9 before GA

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