Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 501328
RFE: Add support for virtio console in libvirt QEMU driver
Last modified: 2011-12-02 10:03:12 EST
Description of problem:
Upstream QEMU recently gained support for a VirtIO text console, which can be enabled by setting -virtioconsole CHAR-DEV-OPTIONS.
Currently we treat the first <serial> device as console in QEMU driver. With this new functionality, we can finally provide a proper paravirt console implementation.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot a guest with a <console> tag
2. Run 'lspci' inside the guest
No virtio console present
VirtIO console device present, module loaded, device visible as /dev/hvc0, and a gettty process running
NB, we may find we need to open further bugs to get the console configure in F12 guests. TBD once libvirt support is present.
bug #501720 covers getting a gettty launched
I don't see my getting this done for F12, so moving to F13
This should be in rawhide with the latest libvirt release. Closing.
Actually its not fully implemented. We only enable virtio console as as side-effect of virtio-serial. We still need to allow for a <console> element to setup a real virtio console for interactive use.
This is available upstream now as of:
Author: Cole Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed Jul 14 13:02:04 2010 -0400
qemu: virtio console support
Enable specifying a virtio console device with:
This is in the 0.8.3 release.
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Closing per comment 5.