[Xen-devel,14/14,v4] xen/arm: vpl011: Update documentation for vuart console support

Message ID 1496769929-23355-15-git-send-email-bhupinder.thakur@linaro.org
State Superseded
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  • PL011 emulation support in Xen
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Bhupinder Thakur June 6, 2017, 5:25 p.m.
1. Update documentation for a new vuart option added.
2. Update documentation about SPI irq reserved for vpl011.

Signed-off-by: Bhupinder Thakur <bhupinder.thakur@linaro.org>
Reviewed-by: Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@kernel.org>
Acked-by: Wei Liu <wei.liu2@citrix.com>
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CC: ij
CC: wl
CC: ss
CC: jg

 docs/man/xl.cfg.pod.5.in |  9 +++++++++
 docs/misc/console.txt    | 44 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------
 2 files changed, 42 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/docs/man/xl.cfg.pod.5.in b/docs/man/xl.cfg.pod.5.in
index 13167ff..3397cda 100644
--- a/docs/man/xl.cfg.pod.5.in
+++ b/docs/man/xl.cfg.pod.5.in
@@ -1085,6 +1085,15 @@  Allow a guest to access specific physical IRQs.
 It is recommended to use this option only for trusted VMs under
 administrator control.
 
+If the virtual uart is enabled then irq 32 is reserved for it. By
+default, it is disabled. If the user specifies the following option in
+the VM config file then the vuart gets enabled. Today, only the
+"pl011" model is supported.
+
+vuart = "pl011"
+
+Currently vuart console is available only for ARM64.
+
 =item B<max_event_channels=N>
 
 Limit the guest to using at most N event channels (PV interrupts).
diff --git a/docs/misc/console.txt b/docs/misc/console.txt
index 16da805..48fe914 100644
--- a/docs/misc/console.txt
+++ b/docs/misc/console.txt
@@ -19,7 +19,20 @@  The first PV console path in xenstore remains:
 
 /local/domain/$DOMID/console
 
-the other PV consoles follow the conventional xenstore device path and
+The virtual UART console path in xenstore is defined as:
+
+/local/domain/$DOMID/vuart/0
+
+The vuart console provides access to a virtual pl011 UART on ARM64 systems.
+To enable vuart the following line has to be added to the guest configuration
+file:
+
+vuart = "pl011"
+
+In Linux you can select the virtual pl011 UART by using the "ttyAMA0"
+console instead of "hvc0".
+
+The other PV consoles follow the conventional xenstore device path and
 live in:
 
 /local/domain/$DOMID/device/console/$DEVID.
@@ -61,6 +74,14 @@  output = pty
 The backend will write the pty device name to the "tty" node in the
 console frontend.
 
+For the PV console the tty node is added at
+
+/local/domain/$DOMID/console/tty
+
+For the virtual UART console the tty node is added at
+
+/local/domain/$DOMID/vuart/0/tty
+
 If the toolstack wants a listening Unix domain socket to be created at path
 <path>, a connection accepted and data proxied to the console, it will write:
 
@@ -79,8 +100,8 @@  For example:
 ioemu
 
 The supported values are only xenconsoled or ioemu; xenconsoled has
-several limitations: it can only be used for the first PV console and it
-can only connect to a pty.
+several limitations: it can only be used for the first PV or virtual UART
+console and it can only connect to a pty.
 
 Emulated serials are provided by qemu-dm only to hvm guests; the number
 of emulated serials depends on how many "-serial" command line options
@@ -90,14 +111,15 @@  xenstore in the following path:
 
 /local/domain/$DOMID/serial/$SERIAL_NUM/tty
 
-xenconsole is the tool to connect to a PV console or an emulated serial
-that has a pty as output. Xenconsole takes a domid as parameter plus an
-optional console type (pv for PV consoles or serial for emulated
-serials) and console number. Depending on the type and console
-number, xenconsole will look for the tty node in different xenstore
-paths, as described above.  If the user doesn't specify the console type
-xenconsole will try to guess: if the guest is a pv guest it defaults to
-PV console, if the guest is an hvm guest it defaults to emulated serial.
+xenconsole is the tool to connect to a PV or virtual UART console or an
+emulated serial that has a pty as output. Xenconsole takes a domid as 
+parameter plus an optional console type (pv for PV consoles, vuart for
+virtual UART or serial for emulated serials) and console number. 
+Depending on the type and console number, xenconsole will look for the tty 
+node in different xenstore paths, as described above.  If the user doesn't 
+specify the console type xenconsole will try to guess: if the guest is a pv 
+guest it defaults to PV console, if the guest is an hvm guest it defaults to 
+emulated serial.
 
 By default xl creates a pv console for hvm guests, plus an emulated
 serial if the user specified 'serial = "pty"' in the VM config file.