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[Qemu-devel] qemu and solaris
[Qemu-devel] qemu and solaris
Mon, 19 Jul 2004 16:11:00 +0100 (IST)
I've gotten Solaris 10 build 60 (i86pc) to boot under qemu 0.6.0 and
recent CVS, runs quite nicely :). Some issues though:
- PCI IDE does not work. Drive access times out and pci-ide
(eventually) will print out error code=0x03.
With the ISA 'ata' driver it works fine.
- ne2k networking does not work with the (non-Sun) 'ni' driver. The
driver (eventually) prints errors about 'Tx timeout' and resets the
card, ad infinitum. This might be a problem with the ni driver,
though I believe
- I've had better luck with Andrew's patch to add support for AMD
PCNet emulation (Solaris provides it's own PCNet driver, pcn). This
works, and ICMP between solaris and host works, however I can not
telnet or ssh to the host, nor does DNS work within the host. If i
snoop the 'pcn0' interface in solaris, it prints errors of the form:
'IP truncated: header missing X bytes'
Where X is typically 10, 12,14 or 17. Not had a chance to debug this
- vl.c::tun_open() writes 'tun%d' to (struct ifreq).ifname, the
TUNSETIFF ioctl does not appear to update the ifreq ifname on my
system (FC2 2.6.7-1.486 x86_64 kernel), is it supposed to? tun_open
appears to follow the example in kernel
Documentation/networking/tuntap.txt, but ifname is not modified. Nor
does struct ifreq ifname get updated if i leave it blank before the
ioctl. Strange. I had to change 'tun%d' to 'tun0' to get things to
work (otherwise tun%d is passed to the ifup script).
- there appear to be some keyboard problems.
1. If you switch console to the qemu console, it is very difficult to
get back to the 'host' console, you have to repeatedly press
ctrl+shift+f1 and eventually you get lucky and it switches.
2. I have the xkbd ctrl:swapcaps option set. So ctrl and caps-lock on
my PC keyboard are swapped. However, in the emulated host, holding
ctrl (ie the key marked caps-lock on my keyboard) turns on caps-lock
(but it isnt sticky, releasing ctrl turns off caps-lock), pressing
caps-lock (ie marked 'ctrl' on my PC keyboard) holds 'ctrl' on the
host and it is sticky (as caps-lock would be). Eg, to type ctrl-c in
the host i have to do:
press the key marked 'control' (which sets caps-lock on the real
host X server), press c, press the key marked 'control' again (to
unset caps-lock, which the qemu host thinks is ctrl).
3. caps-lock gets stuck on sometimes if i press ctrl+shift (ctrl as
in the X meaning of ctrl, which is marked caps-lock on my keyboard)
to leave pointer grab and return to it. Pressing ctrl and shift
independently and leaving/entering screen grab a few times eventually
fixes this. I'm guessing this is related to 2 and the general
confusion ctrl:swapcaps seems to cause for SDL/qemu.
- The Solaris x86 Xserver works perfectly with 16bit colour depth and
GD54xx. However, many pixmaps are displayed incorrectly with depth
8bpp. No idea whether this is a Solaris or qemu problem.
However, other than that, Solaris 10 works very well under Qemu. The
only real problem is the inability to get networking working. From
what I gather Qemu is not able to redirect serial0 to a pty, correct?
Because otherwise I could setup ppp between the solaris qemu host and
the native host.
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