[libvirt] [PATCH] qemu: Support chardevs with ARM virt machines

Andrea Bolognani abologna at redhat.com
Mon Jun 26 13:28:57 UTC 2017

On Mon, 2017-06-26 at 15:06 +0200, Andrew Jones wrote:
> > Cool,  I'll have a look as well and will document my complete
> > environment, then hopefully we can diff with yours and see where this
> > ISA thing shows up.
> It's likely a pci-serial vs. isa-serial device getting created. Something
> like
>   -device pcie-root-port,port=0xa,chassis=3,id=pci.3,bus=pcie.0,addr=0x1.0x2 \
>   -chardev stdio,logfile=logfile,id=chardev0,logappend=off \
>   -device pci-serial,chardev=chardev0,bus=pci.3,addr=0x0
> works for me, but only with upstream (not RHEL) qemu, and when adding
> console=ttyS0 to the guest kernel command line.

That's using QEMU directly though, right?

Because the default for libvirt is to use isa-serial and you
would have to tell it explicitly to use pci-serial instead,

  <serial type='pty'>
    <target type='pci-serial' port='0'/>

My point is that you or Christoffer having configured your
QEMU binary differently shouldn't be enough to affect the
command line generated by libvirt.

Andrea Bolognani / Red Hat / Virtualization

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