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Re: [Xen-devel] console questions

To: Aron Griffis <aron@xxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] console questions
From: Keir Fraser <keir@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2007 08:59:42 +0100
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On 6/8/07 22:29, "Aron Griffis" <aron@xxxxxx> wrote:

> 1. xencons=xvc works and makes more sense than clobbering ttyS0 by
>    default.  Is there some reason that the default for xencons is
>    still ttyS on dom0?  Sure hvc is coming, but would it be reasonable
>    to change the default for xencons in the meantime?

Now done for dom0 and domU. Users will need to change their inittab to getty
xvc0, or need to place 'xencons=tty' on their kernel command line.

> 2. xencons=xvc1 and upward is accepted by the kernel, but it just
>    changes the userland naming.  The major/minor remains the same at
>    204/191.  What's the point of this?  Is there any reason to allow
>    anything other than xencons=xvc or xencons=xvc0?

What's the better alternative? Needlessly penalise a typo?

 -- Keir

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