[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#423389: cant use xen console after install a vm

Marco d'Itri md at Linux.IT
Mon Sep 17 21:27:26 UTC 2007

tags 423389 - moreinfo unreproducible
clone 423389 -1
severity -1 important
reassign 423389 login

On May 11, Steve Kemp <skx at debian.org> wrote:

>   "xvc0
>   without this line you cant use the xm console"
>   That seems to be untrue.  Even upon my system with a 2.6.20 Xen kernel
>   I can use the console correctly without that change, and without the
>   second change you propose.

Because you are using an old tree. D^HRecent ones, like the patchkit
used by RHEL, have xencons=xvc as the default (for very good reasons).

Read this for details:

This is trivial to fix in login since adding xvc0 to securetty has no
side effects or security implications[1], but I am not sure about how
it can be fixed in your package because if the kernel does not have
xvc0 then the getty will die and init will complain.

[1] And while you are fixing this, please add hvc0 as well...

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