Am Do., 29. Nov. 2018 um 23:07 Uhr schrieb Timothy Pearson < email@example.com>:
On the POWER9 topic, it might even be possible to skip QEMU and go straight to hardware.
QEMU ports have the advantage that they're easier to hook up into boot test environments. They're also much less meaningful (it's typically rather easy to spin up qemu) but they provide a base line.
So for all I care, "port coreboot to QEMU/$anything" would be an interesting and helpful set of projects that students could decide to propose as theirs. It also avoids the hassle of getting hardware and tools to the students, which created some unfortunate delays in the past. GSoC has some hard deadlines, so this is something to keep in mind.