[OpenBIOS] [Qemu-devel] svn 6658 broke powerpc.

Blue Swirl blauwirbel at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 19:59:36 CET 2009

On 3/25/09, Rob Landley <rob at landley.net> wrote:
> On Sunday 22 March 2009 11:54:22 Blue Swirl wrote:
>  > >  So the bug was introduced (or at least triggered) by revision 452:
>  > >
>  > >   http://tracker.coreboot.org/trac/openbios/changeset/452/openbios-devel
>  > >
>  > >  Anything in there look broken to you?
>  >
>  > Fixed in r481. I removed the PCI encode-unit/decode-unit methods for
>  > non-bus devices, now get-instance-path works.
> Cool!
>  Is there a procedure to ask how to queue this up for qemu 0.10.2? :)

Technically the best solution would be to introduce a stable tree also
to OpenBIOS like Qemu. But OpenBIOS development is not as fast paced
as Qemu, so I'm not sure if it's worth the effort.

I can commit the latest version to Qemu SVN and if there are no
issues, update the version in stable before release.

>  Rob
>  (By the way: qemu is shipping a gpled bios binary without accompanying source
>  code.  I realize that the maintainer of said binary checked it in, but what
>  exactly is the rationale here?)

I see it as a service for both OpenBIOS and Qemu development
communities, also the casual users don't have to install cross
compilers just to try the Sparc/PPC emulators. The binaries are
compiled from unmodified sources as indicated in the README.

If someone finds problems with this, it's easy to put the binaries to
OpenBIOS site and remove them from Qemu SVN. That would make bisecting
a bit harder. Or Qemu could just include the OpenBIOS tree, it's only

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