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Re: [Xen-users] Quirky Bug: "cat /dev/urandom"

To: Ian Pratt <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Quirky Bug: "cat /dev/urandom"
From: William Schaller <wschalle@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 12:19:25 -0400
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What about creating a virtual serial terminal?

On 6/14/05, Ian Pratt <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > has no effect. I can kill the bash process the other window is
> > > running, but if I reconnect to the console, I get the same garbage
> > > dumping endlessly.
> >
> > yes, it is very annoying not be able to even destroy the
> > domain in this case. i wonder what makes xend so
> > unresponsive, and how to fix it.
> >
> > i think ideally, xend should always be able to handle the
> > requests (from xm), no matter what is happening.
> We need to move the console handling out of xend and into a separate
> daemon, making them available as pty's (with controllable user/group
> settings). We can then just use ssh wrappers to enable consoles to be
> accessed over the network, potentially with an interposed screend. Not
> sure how best to handle the pty naming, but this is a problem with the
> current tcp port based scheme anyhow.
> As soon as the xenbus patch goes in this will be the highest priority
> xend work item.
> Ian

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