[OpenBIOS] [PATCH] RFC: Change ofmem_common.c to set memory translation properties by reference

Artyom Tarasenko atar4qemu at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 22:46:05 CEST 2010

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 10:32 PM, Mark Cave-Ayland
<mark.cave-ayland at siriusit.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> The attached patch changes OFMEM so that instead of allocating new space
> within the Forth dictionary every time the /memory and /virtual-memory
> available/translations nodes are updated, we simply change the property to
> point directly to a static buffer. This has the effect of saving substantial
> amounts of memory during OpenSolaris 10 boot (in fact the final dictionary
> size after boot is now < 256K once again).
> Blue/Andreas: please could you take a look at this patch and make sure it
> doesn't break anything in your SPARC64/PPC tests?
> On the plus side, with this patch applied Milax gets to the end of its
> natural boot without crashing giving the following output:
> OpenBIOS for Sparc64
> Configuration device id QEMU version 1 machine id 0
> kernel cmdline
> CPUs: 1 x SUNW,UltraSPARC-IIi
> UUID: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
> Welcome to OpenBIOS v1.0 built on Oct 14 2010 20:18
>  Type 'help' for detailed information
> Trying cdrom:f...
> Not a bootable ELF image
> Not a bootable a.out image
> Loading FCode image...
> Loaded 7084 bytes
> entry point is 0x4000
> Ignoring failed claim for va 1000000 memsz bf34e!
> Ignoring failed claim for va 1402000 memsz 303b3!
> Ignoring failed claim for va 1800000 memsz 60a30!
> Jumping to entry point 00000000010071d8 for type 0000000000000001...
> switching to new context: entry point 0x10071d8 stack 0x00000000ffe06b49
> warning:interpret: exception -13 caught
> SunOS Release 5.11 Version MilaX_0.3.2 64-bit
> Copyright 1983-2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
> Use is subject to license terms.
> spacex@:interpret: exception -13 caught
> kdbg-words:interpret: exception -13 caught
> cb-r/w:interpret: exception -13 caught
> (Can't load tod module) EXIT
> -1 >

Cool! Congrats!

> Does anyone know what the tod modules does? Is it Time Of Day (i.e. we are
> missing some kind of hardware clock emulation?)

I think so. Actually m48t59 is emulated in sparc32, but not connected
in case of sparc64.

Artyom Tarasenko

solaris/sparc under qemu blog: http://tyom.blogspot.com/

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