On Wed, Jun 01, 2011 at 03:10:20PM +0200, Joel Uckelman wrote:It seems likely that you either don't have udev running in the guest
> I think I've fished out the command-line options you send to qemu-kvm:
> qemu-kvm -kernel kernel -initrd initrd -hda root -device virtio-serial
> -serial stdio -chardev
> Thanks for that.
> I can definitely run my appliance this way if I already have something
> listening on that FIFO before launching qemu. (E.g.: socat
> UNIX-LISTEN:foo STDOUT) The piece of the puzzle I'm still missing is
> how to connect to the socket from the guest side. I was expecting to
> find something in the guest's /dev, but I have the same entries there
> as before.
or your guest kernel is too old. IIRC it has to be >= 2.6.36 in order
to support virtio-serial.