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ACRN Hypervisor Parameters

Generic Hypervisor Parameters

The ACRN hypervisor supports the following parameter:

Parameter

Value

Description

uart=

disabled

This value disables the serial port completely.

bdf@<BDF value>

This value sets the serial port PCI BDF (in HEX), for example, bdf@0xc1.

BDF: Bus, Device, and Function (in HEX) of the serial PCI device. The BDF is packed into a 16-bit WORD with format (B:8, D:5, F:3). For example, PCI device 0:18.1 becomes 0xc1.

port@<port address>

This value sets the serial port PIO address, for example, uart=port@0x3F8.

mmio@<MMIO address>

This value sets the serial port MMIO address, for example, uart=mmio@0xfe040000.

The Generic hypervisor parameters are specified in the GRUB multiboot/multiboot2 command. For example:

menuentry 'Boot ACRN hypervisor from multiboot' {
   insmod part_gpt
   insmod ext2
   echo 'Loading ACRN hypervisor ...'
   multiboot --quirk-modules-after-kernel /boot/acrn.32.out uart=bdf@0xc1
   module /boot/bzImage Linux_bzImage
   module /boot/bzImage2 Linux_bzImage2
}