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Re: [libvirt] Fwd: Re: need your help about virito vmchannel



On 04/05/10 18:08, Cole Robinson wrote:
> On 05/04/2010 12:38 PM, Matthew Booth wrote:
>> FYI for the list. I haven't looked at this yet.
>>
>> Matt
>>
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: Re: need your help about virito vmchannel
>> Date: Tue, 4 May 2010 18:00:02 +0530
>> From: Amit Shah <amit shah redhat com>
>> To: Matthew Booth <mbooth redhat com>
>> CC: Jianlin Liu <jialiu redhat com>
>>
>> On (Tue) May 04 2010 [13:18:30], Matthew Booth wrote:
>>> On 04/05/10 12:48, Jianlin Liu wrote:
>>>> Hi Matthew,
>>>>
>>>>    I want to create a virtio vm channel in my guest. So I add the followiong to my guest xml file:
>>>> <channel type='pty'>
>>>>   <target type='virtio' name='org.linux-kvm.port.0'/>
>>>> </channel>
>>>
>>> Jianlin,
>>>
>>> While I wrote the libvirt->vmchannel glue, I'm not actually that
>>> familiar with vmchannel itself. I've cc'd Amit, who hopefully might
>>> recognise this problem and tell me how to fix it ;)
>>>
>>> Amit,
>>>
>>> Any idea what's going on here?
>>
>> Yes:
>>
>>>> Then I try to start the guest:
>>>> # virsh start winxp
>>>> error: Failed to start domain winxp
>>>> error: internal error Process exited while reading console log output: char device redirected to /dev/pts/4
>>>> char device redirected to /dev/pts/5
>>>> qemu-kvm: -device virtio-serial-pci,id=virtio-serial0,max_ports=0,vectors=0,bus=pci.0,addr=0x5: Device 'virtio-serial-pci' could not be initialized
>>
>> With max_ports=0, the virtio-serial device doesn't get created and hence
>> this error.
>>
>> 		Amit
>>
> 
> I saw this issue as well, when I started adding channel support to
> virt-install (since stalled, but mostly complete). Adding a <channel>
> device creates an implicit virtio-serial controller which defaults to
> ports = 0.
> 
> Since ports = 0 is useless, maybe we should just defer to the qemu
> default for that case (which is 31 according to
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/VirtioSerial ). We should
> probably find a way to do the same thing for the 'vectors' value as
> well, although 0 is valid value there.

This is certainly what I intended. Looks like I didn't test thoroughly
enough :)

Matt
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