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[Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH] Virtual console driver on /dev/xvc0 (take two)

To: Amos Waterland <apw@xxxxxxxxxx>, Jeremy Katz <katzj@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH] Virtual console driver on /dev/xvc0 (take two)
From: Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2006 20:21:38 +0100
Cc: Jimi Xenidis <jimix@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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On 4/8/06 6:15 pm, "Amos Waterland" <apw@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Use the low-density serial console major and the next free minor
> according to the Lanana.  Since it would be awkward to say
> 'xencons=xvc187', use name_base to allow /dev/xvc0 to be
> major/minor 204/187.
> To use, put `xencons=xvc0' in your Linux .config, and run
> `mknod /dev/xvc0 c 204 187' in your rootfs.  Built and booted up to
> nfsroot on a JS21 ppc64 blade both on bare hardware and as a dom0.
> Signed-off-by: Amos Waterland <apw@xxxxxxxxxx>

It'd be polite to email Lanana and request the minor to be allocated for us.
Could you do that, please? Apart from that the patch looks fine to me, but I
think we should wait for the major/minor to be allocated before we apply it.

 -- Keir

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