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Feature #9985

Build virtio_console.ko

Added by Nux Ro 7 months ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Category:
Operating System
Target version:
Start date:
12/19/2019
Due date:
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Description

Hello,

Please include the virtio_console.ko kernel module, it's needed by the qemu-guest-agent (open-vm-tools of the KVM world).
It's a very useful software that allows one to interact with the OS as well as get information (such as network info).
Check attached screenshots to see how this augments the experience under Proxmox virtualisation for example.

Merely copying over and loading the kernel module from FreeBSD enabled the qemu-ga1 application to function correctly.

Thank you!
Lucian

[1] https://github.com/aborche/qemu-guest-agent

Selection_004.png (58.4 KB) Selection_004.png proxmox gets IP info via qemu-guest-agent Nux Ro, 12/19/2019 10:44 AM
Selection_005.png (23.2 KB) Selection_005.png proxmox gets IP info via qemu-guest-agent 2 Nux Ro, 12/19/2019 10:46 AM

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#1 Updated by Suriname Clubcard 6 months ago

Nux Ro wrote:

Hello,

Please include the virtio_console.ko kernel module, it's needed by the qemu-guest-agent (open-vm-tools of the KVM world).
It's a very useful software that allows one to interact with the OS as well as get information (such as network info).
Check attached screenshots to see how this augments the experience under Proxmox virtualisation for example.

Merely copying over and loading the kernel module from FreeBSD enabled the qemu-ga1 application to function correctly.

Thank you!
Lucian

[1] https://github.com/aborche/qemu-guest-agent

+1. I support this feature request. I'm running pfSense in KVM/Qemu and also would like use the qemu-guest-agent functionality.

#3 Updated by Jim Pingle 2 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Assignee set to Renato Botelho
  • Target version set to 2.5.0

Renato manually merged the PR

#4 Updated by Renato Botelho 2 months ago

  • Target version changed from 2.5.0 to 2.4.5-p1

#5 Updated by Jim Pingle about 2 months ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved

Option is present in the kernel.

: sysctl kern.conftxt | grep virtio_console
device    virtio_console
: kldstat -v | grep virtio_console
        422 virtio_pci/virtio_console

#6 Updated by Jim Pingle about 2 months ago

See #9877 for info about the state of qemu-guest-agent

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