HowTo about some stuff

Igor V. Ruzanov igorr at
Wed May 14 15:51:12 CEST 2008

Hi, Adam!

Now the "health" of my L4-system is OK and i'm running a series of tests 
for checking of stress stability of L4Linux.
But i would like to ask you the following questions:

1)Currently i start only one instance, but how can i switch between 1-st 
console (hypervisor cmd line) and 2-nd console (where L4Linux is running)? 
I tried to send Shift+F1 in order to switch to 1-st console but it didn't 

2)How does reboot process of L4Linux look like? When i'm saing 'reboot' 
to the L4Linux, then its going into 6-th runlevel, shutting down all 
running processes and i'm dropping to 1-st console automatically forever.
My log (its last part) shows:

during running instance:
l4lx    | l4env_rd_path: drops-l4.img
l4lx    | Loading: drops-l4.img
l4lx    | INITRD: Size of RAMdisk is 70000KiB
l4lx    | RAMdisk from 41000000 to 4545c000 [70000KiB]
l4lx    | l4lx_thread_create: Created thread 0f.05 (timer.i0)
l4lx    | Jumping over 4x 'hlt' at 0x7ccdeb
l4lx    | idler0: utcb=0xbff00400 0f.04
l4lx    | l4lx_thread_create: Created thread 0f.06 (idler0)
l4lx    | Starting L4FB via CON
con     | vc_loop(): vc[2] running as C.08
l4lx    | l4lx_thread_create: Created thread 0f.07 (L4ConInput)
con     | vc[2] 1024x768 at 16, bpl:2048, gmode:0x35, evprt:F.07 save:0
l4lx    | l4fb:con: 1024x750 at 16 2bypp, size: 1540096
l4lx    | l4fb:con 5:6:5 11:5:0 linelen=2048 visual=2
con     | Mapped client FB to 00400000 size 00178000
l4lx    | l4lx_thread_create: Created thread 0f.08 (CON refresher)
l4lx    | l4lx_irq_dev_startup_hw: Starting IRQ thread for IRQ 11.
l4lx    | l4lx_thread_create: Created thread 0f.09 (IRQ11)
l4lx    | l4lx_irq_dev_startup_hw: Starting IRQ thread for IRQ 9.
l4lx    | l4lx_thread_create: Created thread 0f.0a (IRQ9)
l4lx    | l4lx_irq_dev_startup_hw: Starting IRQ thread for IRQ 10.
l4lx    | l4lx_thread_create: Created thread 0f.0b (IRQ10)

and then when i entered 'reboot':
l4lx    | Terminating L4Linux.
simplets| Exit F.02
con     | switch_vc(): switch to vc 01
con     | background_vc(): exception 2.2 sending background event to F.07

Is it possible the instance was automatically rebooted after reboot 

3)And when i stay in the 1-st console (hypervisor itself), my keyboard 
doesn't respond - is that because of absence of some options of fiasco 
module in my config file?

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