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Re: [Xen-users] xenfs: not registering fielsystem on no-xen platform

On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 02:34:41PM -0400, Austin S. Hemmelgarn wrote:
> On 2016-05-12 13:26, jrun wrote:
> >On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 12:23:14PM -0400, jrun wrote:
> >>i don't think i have a serial console on this asus desktop mb unless there
> >>is a trick to get something out of usb?
> >>
> >>
> >>--jrun
> >
> >hmm, doesn't xen have netconsole?
> Linux does, but I don't think Xen does.
> You probably do have a serial port on your motherboard, it's just a header
> on the MB instead of an external connector.  The external connector has
> fallen out of favor because it's big and not much uses it anymore, but I
> have yet to see a commercially available x86 desktop motherboard that
> doesn't have at least one 16655A UART hooked up to an internal header so
> that a serial console can be used for debugging.

could you post a pointer to a picture of such a thing. i've seen UART on
embedded boards but on this mb (ASUS) i'm not sure.

> If you're using an Intel system and have a CPU which supports vPro, you may
> also be able to get a network console via AMT, although some BIOS/UEFI
> configuration UI's don't properly support console redirection.  Taking that
> approach may also require some extra command-line parameters for Xen, but
> I'm not 100% certain about that.

in BIOS i see 'Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]' under ODC (there doesn't
seem to be any AMT).


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