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Re: [Xen-users] Problem running two consoles

To: vipul borikar <vipulcell@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Problem running two consoles
From: Henrik Langos <hlangos-xen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 10:24:34 +0100
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On Wed, Feb 09, 2011 at 02:42:25PM +0530, vipul borikar wrote:
> Hello,
> Well i dont know whether any one has asked this question or not. I searched
> but couldnt get a solution.
> Actually i am using RHEL 5.5 Xen rpms : xen-3.0.3-105.el5
> DomU of Fedora12 works pretty fine with it.  But i am facing problem with
> the console.
> When i do  : xm console Fedora12
> it gives me the console for login   using /dev/hvc0.
> Now i open another terminal and say  : xm console Fedora12 ,  it opens but
> whatever i type in this console is seen on 1 st console and vice versa.
> Two console doesnt work properly . So i suspect that they are sharing the
> same console device.
> So how to configure domU to use multiple console devices. ???

Let me google that for you: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=xen+multiple+consoles

>From personal experience I'd also add: You are right. They share the same 
kind-of-"serial" tty console. At least thats how it seems to be implemented.
So you get the same mess as when two processes acces a serial interface.

There seems to be some movement towards multiple console support though:


But thats way more recent than your 3.0.3


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