[OpenBIOS] sparc32 boot breakage on ppc host

Andreas Färber andreas.faerber at web.de
Fri Apr 10 13:58:47 CEST 2009


As mentioned on qemu-devel, sparc32 softmmu is no longer booting on  
OSX/ppc host. This applies to both harddisk and DVD images, all Debian  
Etch. It hangs after "Booting file ... with parameters ''  
Trying ..." (before "Not a bootable ELF image").

These are the results of my bisection:

r482 (QEMU r6962) nope
r479 (QEMU r6777) nope
1.0 (QEMU r6658 + 9794f74f9c1dd0fbef30ded9e5c14c28a6fa579b) nope
??? (QEMU r6563 + 9794f74f9c1dd0fbef30ded9e5c14c28a6fa579b) nope
??? (QEMU r6273 + e58ffeb322e2ef88cc23e9505366418bf793316d w/ -- 
disable-aio) works
r237 (QEMU r5262) works

Has anyone recently been successful booting on ppc, could this be some  
endianness issue? It works fine on OpenSolaris/amd64 host.



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