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CONFIG_VIRTIO_CONSOLE: Virtio console

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_VIRTIO_CONSOLE has multiple definitions:

found in drivers/char/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_VIRTIO_CONSOLE:

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Virtio console found in drivers/char/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_VIRTIO_CONSOLE:

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Virtio console for use with lguest and other hypervisors.

Also serves as a general-purpose serial device for data transfer between the guest and host. Character devices at /dev/vportNpn will be created when corresponding ports are found, where N is the device number and n is the port number within that device. If specified by the host, a sysfs attribute called 'name' will be populated with a name for the port which can be used by udev scripts to create a symlink to the device.

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