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Re: [libvirt] virtio console: name=foo is not supported



On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 10:18:23AM +0900, MATSUDA, Daiki wrote:
> 
> >> In addition, the QEMU guest agent requires specified socket. Virt IO
> >> Console, too. But unfortunately libvirt does not support to xml tags
> >> to give socket name options to QEMU for the QEMU guest agent and
> >> Virt IO Console.
> >
> > Err, yes we do.
> >
> >      <channel type='unix'>
> >        <source mode='bind' path='/var/lib/libvirt/qemu/f16x86_64.agent'/>
> >        <target type='virtio' name='org.qemu.guest_agent.0'/>
> >      </channel>
> 
> Yes, I confirmed that it can create the socket for guest agent and
> communicate to guest.
> 
> > Or for the console
> >
> >      <console type='unix'>
> >        <source mode='bind'
> path='/var/lib/libvirt/qemu/f16x86_64.console'/>
> >        <target type='virtio'/>
> >      </channel>
> >
> > though you really want to use type=pty for consoles, so that
> 'virsh console'
> > works correctly.
> >
> > Daniel
> 
> But It is not enough. Because I use the socket for VirtIO console,
> i.e. gives the option '-device virtconsole,chardev=...,name=foo' for
> qemu.
> 
> And I read the source code, but found funny...
> In src/conf/domain_conf.h, struct _virDomainChrDef is
> struct _virDomainChrDef {
>     ...
>     union {
>         int port; /* parallel, serial, console */
>         virSocketAddrPtr addr; /* guestfwd */
>         char *name; /* virtio */
>     } target;
>     ...
> It is written that virtio must use char *name.
> 
> But in docs/schemas/domaincommon.rng and others, VirtIO Console use
> only int port.
> 
> Thoug I do not understand that which should be used, I attaches the
> patch for using *name.

Neither is really relevant for virtio-console, it just provides one or more
interactive console for admins.

The name is only relevant when coming to create virtio serial channels
for non-interactive use. eg the <channel> elements.

Daniel
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