[libvirt] vshRunConsole:77 : unable to open tty

Ruben Kerkhof ruben at rubenkerkhof.com
Fri Jan 29 19:52:08 UTC 2010

Hi all,

I'm unable to open a serial console to a kvm virtual machine with  
virsh console:

[root at phy003 ~]# virsh console f12
Connected to domain f12
Escape character is ^]
20:43:48.282: error : vshRunConsole:77 : unable to open tty /dev/pts/ 
1 : No such file or directory

If you look carefully to the message above, there's a space after /dev/ 

I can also see this in the xml:

[root at phy003 ~]# virsh dumpxml f12 > f12.xml

     <console type='pty' tty='/dev/pts/1^M'>
       <source path='/dev/pts/1^M'/>
       <target port='0'/>
     <console type='pty' tty='/dev/pts/1^M'>
       <source path='/dev/pts/1^M'/>
       <target port='0'/>

I've run gdb over virsh, and this is what virDomainGetXMLDesc returns:
<console type='pty' tty='/dev/pts/1\r'>

I'm not sure if this has already been fixed, this is  
libvirt-0.7.5-3.fc12.x86_64 from the rawhide preview repo on F12, with  

Any help would be appreciated.

Ruben Kerkhof

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