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). 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 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 (andElsewhere).
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