Default Xen PVM console?

Adrian Chadd adrian at
Sun May 24 09:37:26 UTC 2009

2009/5/24 Ed Schouten <ed at>:
> * 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.

It sounds like I should just stick to modifying etc/ttys then. I'll
see about getting consensus on the right way of doing that and then do
it in the next couple days.



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