[libvirt] [PATCH 5/5] qemu: virtio console support

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Mon Jul 26 19:03:08 UTC 2010

On 07/19/2010 11:44 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 03:44:56PM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
>> Enable specifying a virtio console device with:
>> <console type='pty'>
>>   <target type='virtio' name='arbitrary.virtio.serial.port.name'/>
>> </console>
> What purpose does the 'name' field serve here ?  It is used for
> virtio serial devices to format the /dev/virtio-serial/arbitrary.virtio.serial.port.name
> device node in the guest, but AFAIK, this isn't applicable to
> virtio console devices.

This page indicates it is a valid option:


However I don't know what the value of it is, so I've dropped it. It can
always be added later if someone wants it.


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