[OpenBIOS] Cross-compiling and testing sparc64 on Mac OS X

Blue Swirl blauwirbel at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 22:03:52 CET 2009

On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 8:32 PM, Andreas Färber <andreas.faerber at web.de> wrote:
> Am 29.11.2009 um 17:12 schrieb Mark Cave-Ayland:
>> Andreas Färber wrote:
>>> Nope. Not ruling out a QEMU issue, but it's specific to sparc64 on Mac OS
>>> X host.
>>> I never got further on sparc64, so the errors you are discussing now
>>> seemed like a leap forward. ;)
>>> On Linux/amd64 I do get the OpenBIOS prompt with either 'open is not
>>> unique' or 'byte-load exception' (testing Solaris 10 U3, Solaris Nevada b127
>>> and MilaX 0.3.2).
>> Right. So if you copy the openbios binary you built under Linux/amd64 to
>> your OS X host, does it work? This will tell you whether it's an OpenBIOS
>> build problem or a Qemu on OS X problem.
> It's probably not an OpenBIOS build problem. I was able to execute an
> OSX-built OpenBIOS on Linux and OpenSolaris. Executing a Linux-built
> OpenBIOS on OSX/ppc failed. Using same GCC 4.4.2 and binutils 2.20.
> That still leaves OS differences, the endianness, the bitness, etc. etc.
> Maybe Blue has a hunch?

What about x86_64 target or other 64 bit targets, do you have problems
with those?

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