Patchwork [16/88] doc, kernel-parameters: Document 'console=hvc<n>'

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Submitter Luis Henriques
Date March 14, 2013, 10:35 a.m.
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Luis Henriques - March 14, 2013, 10:35 a.m. -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <>

commit a2fd6419174470f5ae6383f5037d0ee21ed9833f upstream.

Both the PowerPC hypervisor and Xen hypervisor can utilize the
hvc driver.

Cc: Greg KH <>
Signed-off-by: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <>
Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <>
 Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)


diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index 65f25d7..912785c 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -570,6 +570,8 @@  bytes respectively. Such letter suffixes can also be entirely omitted.
 			UART at the specified I/O port or MMIO address,
 			switching to the matching ttyS device later.  The
 			options are the same as for ttyS, above.
+		hvc<n>	Use the hypervisor console device <n>. This is for
+			both Xen and PowerPC hypervisors.
                 If the device connected to the port is not a TTY but a braille
                 device, prepend "brl," before the device type, for instance