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NAME

dcons - dumb console device driver

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SYNOPSIS


.Cd device dcons


.Cd options DDB
.Cd options ALT_BREAK_TO_DEBUGGER


.Cd device firewire

DESCRIPTION

The dcons device is a simple console device which just reads from and writes to an allocated buffer for input and output respectively. It is of no use by itself and it is supposed that the buffer is accessed via a bus like firewire(4) or kvm(3) for interaction.

The buffer consists of 4 channels. There are 2 ports, one for the console TTY and another is GDB port, then each port has an input channel and an output channel.

FILES

/dev/dcons
/etc/ttys

EXAMPLES

If you want to run getty(8) on dcons, insert the following line into ttys(5) and send a HUP signal to init(8) using kill(1).
dcons "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600" vt100 on secure

Once the fwohci(4) device is initialized to allow physical access, the buffer can be accessed from another host via a firewire(4) bus using the dconschat(8) application. See dconschat(8) for more details.

SEE ALSO

dcons_crom(4), ddb(4), firewire(4), fwohci(4), ttys(5), dconschat(8), fwcontrol(8)

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