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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 /dev/console if that is not directed to the
       virtual console subsystem. It will also instantiate serial-getty@.service instances for
       virtualizer consoles, if execution in a virtualized environment is detected. Finally, it
       will instantiate 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 you may find in systemd for
       Administrators, Part XVI: Gettys on Serial Consoles (and Elsewhere)[3].

SEE ALSO
       systemd(1), agetty(8)

NOTES
        1. Container
               Interface
           http://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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