[OpenBIOS] Sparc64 OpenBIOS

Nick Couchman Nick.Couchman at seakr.com
Thu Nov 19 21:07:18 CET 2009

>> 0 > boot cdrom 
>> [sparc64] Booting file 'cdrom' with parameters ''
>> Not a bootable ELF image
>> Not a Linux kernel image
>> Not a bootable a.out image
>> Loading FCode image...
>> Loaded 7420 bytes
>> entry point is 0x4000
>> Evaluating FCode...
>> Unaligned access to 0x0000000000000014 from 0x00000000ffd10d9c
>> Unhandled Exception 0x0000000000000034
> This still very much looks like it's using the size of a string as an
> address somewhere :-(
> Stefan

So, in trying to track this down further, I need some more help with the debugger in OpenBIOS.  It seems that I have to go through the boot process at least once before I can debug certain things.  For example, if I start up qemu and immediately type "debug do-boot", I'm told "could not locate word for debugging ok", and, when I try to boot, it doesn't allow me to step through do-boot - it just continues on.  If I let the boot fail once, then try "debug do-boot" it allows me to step through it.  Unfortunately, with this most recent error - the Unhandled Exception - the first time I boot is also the last time until I restart Qemu, making it very difficult to make it stop at the correct place in order to debug.  So, is there a way that I can load the words before I actually attempt the boot so that OpenBIOS knows where to stop and so that I can track down where this unhandled exception is occurring?


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