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Re: [Qemu-devel] Sparc system emulation in progress

From: Patrick Mauritz
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Sparc system emulation in progress
Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2004 23:45:49 +0200

On Sun, 05 Sep 2004 23:11:43 +0200, Blue Swirl <address@hidden> wrote:
> Thank you for the tip, but Openbios does not support Sparc.
it's pretty portable, actually, for emulation it's especially easy to
adapt (as you can avoid the lowlevel init stuff - no-one cares for
that part as long as the state is right, which you can accomplish
differently in an emulator).

what do you need - a firmware image built for SPARC for a certain
start address (easy) and fcode images to initialize the "hardware"
(more work), anything else?

for the fcode images, the interfaces to use is important. I guess you
want to emulate some real chipsets, as most operating systems don't
rely on the services of openfirmware at all, not even as fallback -
which is a shame.

looking at proll, it seems like linux is a bad choice for the first
iteration of a port as it seems to rely on inofficial firmware
properties - netbsd should be more compliant

patrick mauritz

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