Default Xen PVM console?

Ed Schouten ed at
Sun May 24 09:14:38 UTC 2009

* Adrian Chadd <adrian at> wrote:
> * Modify the xenconsole driver to attach to ttyv0 (via a kernel
> environment variable) so /etc/ttys doesn't need modifying (but this
> may confuse tools that assumes /dev/ttyvX == syscons.)

Please don't. Someone on IRC told me Xen also has some framebuffer
feature. Say, someone would port syscons to Xen, the naming would
conflict with the console device node. /dev/xc0 is good enough. I even
think it should have been called ttyx0, not xc0.

 Ed Schouten <ed at>
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