Ahh, cool. I wasn't paying attention I guess:
uart2: <16550 or compatible> port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 at device 31.0 on pci0
uart2: console (9600,n,8,1)
which maps to the bhyve argument given: '-S 31,uart,stdio'
and subsequently the serial console getty on ttyu2. Nice. Thank you,
It would be kind of cool to bind a guest's serial port to a named pipe on
the host system (I think virtual box lets you do this too - an option when
creating a guest serial port).
This would make it easy to have each bhyve guest with serial console
attached to a list of device files upon which we could attach a screen
session to later if we wanted to login or look at the console.
For now, I'll just spin up each vm guest within a separate screen window.
On Sun, 28 Apr 2013, Peter Grehan wrote:
Yes, the current bhyve-manual has that as a step in the configuration
(http://bhyve.org/bhyve-manual.txt) which I guess is the culprit. I
guess I just didn't expect that side effect but admit to not spending
much time thinking about it first :-)
I think it was done that way since /dev/console will always work, whereas
the tty line to use changed at one point when we cut over from the ISA uart
device to the PCI uart device resulting in a different tty device being used.
However, it looks like we may switch back to using a PCI-ISA bridge device
and that will change things again :(
For now, you can edit the stock /etc/ttys as follows:
-ttyu2 "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600" dialup off secure
+ttyu2 "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600" vt100 on secure
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