Oracle VM : Messages About "hvc0" In /var/log/messages Log (Doc ID 1597622.1)

Last updated on MARCH 18, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.2.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

After a number of Oracle VM guests were converted from para-virtualized machine (PVM) to the hybrid para-virtualized/hardware-virtualized machine (PVHVM) there are frequent entries in  /var/log/messages of the Oracle Linux guests:

Aug  8 16:00:05 einflvrp1 init: hvc0 (hvc0) main process (12213) terminated with status 1
Aug  8 16:00:05 einflvrp1 init: hvc0 (hvc0) main process ended, respawning
Aug  8 16:00:15 einflvrp1 init: hvc0 (hvc0) main process (12226) terminated with status 1
Aug  8 16:00:15 einflvrp1 init: hvc0 (hvc0) main process ended, respawning
Aug  8 16:00:25 einflvrp1 init: hvc0 (hvc0) main process (12232) terminated with status 1
Aug  8 16:00:25 einflvrp1 init: hvc0 (hvc0) main process ended, respawning
Aug  8 16:00:35 einflvrp1 init: hvc0 (hvc0) main process (12238) terminated with status 1
Aug  8 16:00:35 einflvrp1 init: hvc0 (hvc0) main process ended, respawning

Changes

Virtualization mode was changed from PVM to PVHVM

Cause

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