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[xen master] xen/arm: vpl011: Update documentation for vuart console support

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commit 0ccac4aa461176a056997c34dbf1ef2eeb78303e
Author:     Bhupinder Thakur <[hidden email]>
AuthorDate: Wed Sep 27 11:43:34 2017 +0530
Commit:     Stefano Stabellini <[hidden email]>
CommitDate: Tue Oct 3 15:23:38 2017 -0700

    xen/arm: vpl011: Update documentation for vuart console support
   
    1. Update documentation for a new vuart option added.
    2. Update documentation about SPI irq reserved for vuart.
   
    Signed-off-by: Bhupinder Thakur <[hidden email]>
    Reviewed-by: Stefano Stabellini <[hidden email]>
    Acked-by: Wei Liu <[hidden email]>
---
 docs/man/xl.cfg.pod.5.in | 12 ++++++++++++
 docs/misc/console.txt    | 44 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------
 2 files changed, 45 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

diff --git a/docs/man/xl.cfg.pod.5.in b/docs/man/xl.cfg.pod.5.in
index 6b4db7d..bac335e 100644
--- a/docs/man/xl.cfg.pod.5.in
+++ b/docs/man/xl.cfg.pod.5.in
@@ -1205,6 +1205,9 @@ Allow a guest to access specific physical IRQs.
 It is recommended to only use this option for trusted VMs under
 administrator's control.
 
+If vuart console is enabled then irq 32 is reserved for it. See
+L</vuart="uart"> to know how to enable vuart console.
+
 =item B<max_event_channels=N>
 
 Limit the guest to using at most N event channels (PV interrupts).
@@ -2425,6 +2428,15 @@ the domain was created.
 This requires hardware compatibility with the requested version, either
 natively or via hardware backwards compatibility support.
 
+=item B<vuart="uart">
+
+To enable vuart console, user must specify the following option in the
+VM config file:
+
+vuart = "sbsa_uart"
+
+Currently, only the "sbsa_uart" model is supported for ARM.
+
 =back
 
 =head3 x86
diff --git a/docs/misc/console.txt b/docs/misc/console.txt
index 16da805..4e180f8 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 SBSA UART on ARM systems.
+To enable vuart the following line has to be added to the guest configuration
+file:
+
+vuart = "sbsa_uart"
+
+In Linux you can select the virtual SBSA 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.
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