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[PATCH v2 42/86] hw/hppa/machine: Restrict the total memory size to 3GB

From: Igor Mammedov
Subject: [PATCH v2 42/86] hw/hppa/machine: Restrict the total memory size to 3GB
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:06:57 +0100

From: Philippe Mathieu-Daudé <address@hidden>

The hardware expects DIMM slots of 1 or 2 GB, allowing up to
4 GB of memory. We want to accept the same amount of memory the
hardware can deal with. DIMMs of 768MB are not available.

However we have to deal with a firmware limitation: currently
SeaBIOS only supports 32-bit, and expects the RAM size in a
32-bit register. When using a 4GB configuration, the 32-bit
register get truncated and we report a size of 0MB to SeaBIOS,
which ends halting the machine:

  $ qemu-system-hppa -m 4g -serial stdio

  SeaBIOS: Machine configured with too little memory (0 MB), minimum is 16 MB.


The easiest way is to restrict the machine to 3GB of memory.

Signed-off-by: Philippe Mathieu-Daudé <address@hidden>
Reviewed-by: Richard Henderson <address@hidden>
Acked-by: Helge Deller <address@hidden>
Signed-off-by: Igor Mammedov <address@hidden>
 hw/hppa/machine.c | 9 ++++-----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/hw/hppa/machine.c b/hw/hppa/machine.c
index 6775d87..119ae4d 100644
--- a/hw/hppa/machine.c
+++ b/hw/hppa/machine.c
@@ -90,12 +90,11 @@ static void machine_hppa_init(MachineState *machine)
-    /* Limit main memory. */
-    if (ram_size > FIRMWARE_START) {
-        machine->ram_size = ram_size = FIRMWARE_START;
-    }
     /* Main memory region. */
+    if (machine->ram_size > 3 * GiB) {
+        error_report("RAM size is currently restricted to 3GB");
+        exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+    }
     ram_region = g_new(MemoryRegion, 1);
     memory_region_allocate_system_memory(ram_region, OBJECT(machine),
                                          "ram", ram_size);

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