Are you able to post your compiled openbios? I am currently unable to compile it for ppc on my osx workstation. Thanks!
On Aug 5, 2016 3:11 PM, "Howard Spoelstra" email@example.com wrote:
On 05 Aug 2016, at 22:32, Mark Cave-Ayland <
On 05/08/16 21:11, Howard Spoelstra wrote:
On 05 Aug 2016, at 17:59, Mark Cave-Ayland <firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com> wrote:
On 30/12/15 16:44, Mark Cave-Ayland wrote:
This patchset is loosely based on earlier work by BALATON Zoltan <firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com> and provides basic infrastructure to allow OpenBIOS to enable PCI
Following on from discussions on the QEMU mailing list, it seems that Apple's OF enables bus mastering for some PCI devices by default, and as a result some buggy drivers forget to explicitly enable it and hence these devices fail under QEMU's emulation.
The first 3 patches add the basic support routines while the last 2 patches enable bus mastering for the rtl8139 card on Apple PPC machines which is required for OS X and MorphOS.
Signed-off-by: Mark Cave-Ayland <firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com>
Mark Cave-Ayland (5): pci: introduce ob_pci_enable_bus_master() function pci: introduce ob_pci_is_bus_master_capable() function pci: add PCI database entry for rtl8139 network card pci: add rtl8139_config_cb() to configure rtl8139 network cards ppc: mark PCI slots 0-2 for Apple PPC machies as bus master capable
openbios-devel/arch/ppc/qemu/init.c | 9 ++++--- openbios-devel/drivers/pci.c | 44 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ openbios-devel/drivers/pci_database.c | 6 +++++ openbios-devel/drivers/pci_database.h | 4 +++ openbios-devel/include/drivers/pci.h | 2 ++ 5 files changed, 62 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
Following up from this, I found out today that the reason OS 9 rtl8139 drivers don't work in QEMU is due to the same issue, i.e. by default Apple OF appears to enable bus mastering upon boot (OpenBIOS currently doesn't) and so many driver authors forget to explicitly enable this.
So taking this patch and making a few minor tweaks I was able to get
rtl8139 working in OS 9.2 and surf the web in Classilla :) I'm not
whether it solves similar issues people were having in 10.4.11 but I'd invite people to test and report back.
I'm also of the mind that for OpenBIOS I think this patch is a bit of overkill - if BM is to be enabled, then it would be configured by the on-board FCode ROM regardless of bus/slot id so I'm going to remove
part of the patch for the respin.
Hi, testing with the resulting OpenBIOS from these patches revealed that 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 10.0 and 10.1 now all support networking with the realtek driver. 10.0 and 10.1 boot rather slow. 10.2, 10.4 and 10.5 do not boot anymore, neither from cd/dvd nor hard disk image. Strangely enough a 10.3 hd still works. 10.5 now reports “EXIT” at the openbios prompt. The others just display Trying hd:,\;tbxi smb://;tbxi
Thanks for testing! The patches are based on top of my next branch, and I don't see any problems booting 10.2 from CD to the installer?
I've pushed my branch to https://github.com/mcayland/openbios/commits/ppc-busmaster for comparision - does that match what you see? I'm also using QEMU git master rather than the ppc-for-2.8 branch if you could also check that?
I repeated all tests with Qemu master and your busmaster OpenBIOS. All previously tested CD/HDs do boot. Networking is functional for 9.0 through 10.4.11(!), with the exception of 10.2, which needs the realtek driver. 10.2 gets an IP address from slirp, but has no internet connection.