virtio-serial available?

Bryan Venteicher bryanv at
Wed Apr 24 00:37:58 UTC 2013


On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 6:45 PM, John Nielsen <lists at> wrote:

> Bryan (or anyone on the list)-
> Can you tell me if virtio-serial is available in a FreeBSD guest? Do you
> know of any plans for it?
> I'd like to use it for host<->guest communication a la
I have a desire to implement it, but not sure when I'll get to it. It is
behind the needs-to-be committed work I have in projects/virtio [1] and
user/bryanv/vtnetmq [2] branches, and supporting MMIO.

I hadn't looked yet on how easily the VirtIO serial fits it with how
FreeBSD does things. The VirtIO spec is written with mostly Linux in mind
and usually takes varying amounts of extra effort to adapt to FreeBSD.



> Thanks,
> JN

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