[SeaBIOS] [Qemu-devel] insmod virtio-blk is broken in qemu 1.0

Anthony Liguori anthony at codemonkey.ws
Sat Dec 17 18:03:45 CET 2011

On 12/17/2011 10:49 AM, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 10:24:07AM -0600, Anthony Liguori wrote:
>> On 12/17/2011 09:25 AM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>>> On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 09:22:45AM -0600, Anthony Liguori wrote:
>>>> I've even further narrowed it down to the presents or lack of '-vga
>>>> cirrus'.  If you add '-vga cirrus' to the above command line, the
>>>> guest will boot successfully.
>>> Confirmed: Adding -vga cirrus to the command line cures it too.
>>> That's a strange one :-)
>> vga sticks out a bit because it's one of the few places where we
>> treat device memory as ram as a performance optimization.
>> The only time vga has been touched in between v0.15 and v1.0 was
>> during the introduction of the memory API.
>> It's this commit:
>> commit d67c3f2cd92aed2247bfa8a9da61a902b7b2ff09
>> Author: Gerd Hoffmann<kraxel at redhat.com>
>> Date:   Wed Aug 10 17:34:13 2011 +0200
>>      seabios: update to master
> This looks like the same issue reported at:
> http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2011-10/msg00029.html
> The SeaBIOS fix for this was in rel- - but that didn't make
> QEmu 1.0.  Does the problem go away if you upgrade to the newer
> SeaBIOS version?

Er, I can't actually build SeaBIOS anymore...

The version of LD on this system does not properly handle
alignments.  As a result, this project can not be built.

The problem may be the result of this LD bug report:

Please update to a working version of binutils and retry.
Makefile:75: *** "Please upgrade GCC and/or binutils".  Stop.

Let me find a box with a newer binutils...


Anthony Liguori

> -Kevin

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