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

On Aug 3, 2006, at 7:07 PM, 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.

Most modern distros are getty'ing /dev/console, and your logic wires that up correctly. So for recent kernels I do not see why we would want to maintain the older ones.

Kier, perhaps we can make this:
  - CONFIG_XEN_XVC=y to make it the default
  - CONFIG_XEN_XVC_ONLY=y and depricate the ttySn and ttyn

And any distro that is broken by XVC can keep the backward compat.

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