[OpenBIOS] SOLVED: the mystery of Solaris on SPARC32 and the missing Forth arguments

Mark Cave-Ayland mark.cave-ayland at siriusit.co.uk
Fri Oct 29 13:52:55 CEST 2010

Artyom Tarasenko wrote:

> Great job!
> While back I was asking how totavail and totmap are supposed to work
> and why did OpenBIOS
> decrease the totmap. Now you've explained it. :-).

Really? I've explained it, but I haven't yet quite understood it ;)

>> Artyom, do you see a similar improvement with your test Solaris images too?
> Won't have the time for it for the next few days, sorry. Meanwhile can
> you try booting with "-b" option?
> I guess it should do the trick.

Hmmm that still crashes out in exactly the same way, although I see 
references to it on your blog which suggests it may be a qemu emulation 
issue as it occurs with OBP too.

Let's see how it goes with your testing :)


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