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[Xen-devel] Help with reading from hvc console device on a PV guest


    Please let me know if you have some information about issue below.

    I created a channel device for PV guest using

channel= ["connection=pty, name=xen.channel.0,
path=/var/lib/xen/ctl-socket","connection=socket, name=xen.channel.1,

   Xen toolstack uses qemu backend for additional consoles other than console 0.

/usr/local/lib/xen/bin/qemu-system-i386 -xen-domid 505 -chardev
-no-shutdown -mon chardev=libxl-cmd,mode=control -chardev
-mon chardev=libxenstat-cmd,mode=control -chardev
pty,id=libxl-channel0 -chardev
-nodefaults -xen-attach -name ubuntupvhchannel -vnc none -display none
-nographic -machine xenpv -m 2048

   I see additional console devices in the guest under /dev/hvc1 and /dev/hvc2.

  I write to the other end of the channel i.e. from dom0,   but when I
read the console device /dev/hvc1 or /dev/hvc2, using cat or an
application using read(), I do not get the data out. But I could print
out the data using printk (the string I passed from dom0) inside the
hvc driver code where it reads from backend.

  Looks like I am missing something in the userspace creation of
device node or some flag for opening device file in the read system
call of my application. Any suggestions?

Application I wrote to read from console device:

  memset(buf, 0, sizeof(buf));

  fd=open("/dev/xenconsole/xen.channel.1", O_RDWR|O_NONBLOCK);

  if(fd < 0)

      printf("could not open dev hvc2\n");

  size = read(fd, (void *)buf, sizeof(buf));

  printf("size read %d\n",size);


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