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[Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH] Virtual console driver on /dev/xvc0

On 4 Aug 2006, at 00:07, Amos Waterland wrote:

The below is the least invasive approach I can find, and works well on
my PPC64 blades: I can boot the exact same kernel on bare hardware and
as a dom0.  I am sure there will be distro concerns (such as
/etc/inittab and /etc/securetty), but I'd like to get the ball rolling
with this initial submission.

Note that you have to put `xencons=xvc0' in your Linux .config, and run
`mknod /dev/xvc0 c 232 0' in your rootfs.

Signed-off-by: Amos Waterland <apw@xxxxxxxxxx>

How did you pick the major? Is there a process for allocating one (I think our bklock-device major is now official)? Could we use a more dynamic (e.g., udev-based) scheme to avoid locking down 1/256th of the 8-bit major space for this?

 -- Keir

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