On Sun, 24 May 2009, Scott Long wrote:

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.

Given that there will be increasing levels of support for "pass-through" hardware access in virtual machine environments and a trend in the direction of virtualization-friendly hardware, we shouldn't preclude the possibility of something a lot closer to syscons working inside of Xen in the future. This means we should leave the syscons device names open so that syscons can claim them if desired.

HVM mode already supports "pass-through" with syscons working in it. That is orthogonal to the discussion of supporting the native virtualization features of Xen.

Not sure I follow this comment: what I'm saying is that the Xen-specific console device should not use the same device names as syscons, so that the two can coexist in a single installation.

Robert N M Watson
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge
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