[OpenBIOS] Faulty Qemu SPARC64 IDE emulation?

Nick Couchman Nick.Couchman at seakr.com
Thu Dec 10 17:02:21 CET 2009

> Please try this patch as well, helps clearing a few subtle memory issues.
> openbios-forth-package-prevent-null-dereferences
> - Prevent dereferencing page zero and complain about invalid handles

If I understood correctly, this patch was not intended to fix the SPARC64 IDE emulation error, but, just to make sure, I don't see any improved behavior with this patch.  I see a couple of call-method outputs to the screen as qemu is starting up (before the 0> prompt), but that's about it.

Also, has anyone thrown this issue up on the qemu-devel list, yet?  I didn't see anything out there, yet, but may have missed it and was wondering if someone else was already working on getting it posted over there?  If not, I'll be happy to kick off the thread on that list and provide some details to the Qemu developers.


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