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systemd-getty-generator - Generator for enabling getty instances on the console

SYSTEMD-GETTY-GENERATOR(8) systemd-getty-generator SYSTEMD-GETTY-GENERATOR(8)

NAME

systemd-getty-generator - Generator for enabling getty instances on the console

SYNOPSIS

/lib/systemd/system-generators/systemd-getty-generator

DESCRIPTION

systemd-getty-generator is a generator that automatically instantiates serial-getty@.service on the kernel console(s), if they can function as ttys and are not provided by the virtual console subsystem. It will also instantiate serial-getty@.service instances for virtualizer consoles, if execution in a virtualized environment is detected. If execution in a container environment is detected, it will instead enable console-getty.service for /dev/console, and container-getty@.service instances for additional container pseudo TTYs as requested by the container manager (see Container Interface[1]). This should ensure that the user is shown a login prompt at the right place, regardless of which environment the system is started in. For example, it is sufficient to redirect the kernel console with a kernel command line argument such as console= to get both kernel messages and a getty prompt on a serial TTY. See kernel-parameters.txt[2] for more information on the console= kernel parameter.
systemd-getty-generator implements systemd.generator(7).
Further information about configuration of gettys can be found in systemd for Administrators, Part XVI: Gettys on Serial Consoles (and Elsewhere)[3].

SEE ALSO

systemd(1), agetty(8)

NOTES

1.
Container
Interface
https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/ContainerInterface/
2.
kernel-parameters.txt
https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
3.
systemd for Administrators, Part XVI: Gettys on Serial Consoles (and Elsewhere)
http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/serial-console.html
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