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qemu-system-sparc64 instruction set architecture compatibility (sparc v8
qemu-system-sparc64 instruction set architecture compatibility (sparc v8+ vs sparc v9)
Sun, 4 Apr 2021 20:07:24 +0800
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I'm not sure if this is right mailing list for this question but I
really appreciate if someone can answer to my question.
I have very old binary (testgen) which was built from old sparc station.
(no source code)
If I run "file testgen", I get the following.
ELF 32-bit MSB executable SPARC32PLUS Version 1, V8+ Required,
UltraSPARC1 Extensions Required, statically linked, not stripped
I want to run this binary from qemu as the sparc station (sun4u sparc
SUNW,Sun-Fire-V440) is very unstable.
Can QEMU (qemu-system-sparc64) support sparc32 application with v8+ ?
I tried to install a few packages listed at
I was able to install most of sun4m / sun4u guests listed in the wiki
and network setup was also ok but none of them could run the "testgen"
I always get "Cannot execute ELF binary" error message.
example with QEMU 5.2.0 version:
qemu-system-sparc64 -m 512 -drive
-net nic,macaddr=52:54:00:fa:ce:10,model=e1000 \
-net tap -nographic \
-cdrom NetBSD-9.1-sparc64.iso \
I found the cpu type is set "TI-UltraSparc-IIi" as default.
I couldn't find any option related to the instruction set architecture.
If I try the "niagara" machine example (OpenSPARCT1_Arch.1.5.tar.bz2), I
# isainfo -v
64-bit sparcv9 applications
32-bit sparc applications
asi_blk_init v8plus div32 mul32
It shows v8plus explicitly so I guess the niagara guest should be able
to run my "testgen" binary but I couldn't find any information about the
network setup for the OpenSPARCT1_Arch.1.5.tar.bz2. So I can't copy my
project files onto the guest machine.
My Sun physical server shows:
SunOS sinuc035 5.8 Generic_117350-62 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-V440
I understand the sparc v7, v8, v8+, v9 are not chip architectures but
they are Instruction Set Architectures so I think the binary could run
on sun4u or sun4v, niagara ...
Can anyone know how to run the sparc32 v8+ binary from QEMU ?
Is it something the iso file need to be changed or qemu issue?
I appreciate if any useful info or hint. Thanks!
- qemu-system-sparc64 instruction set architecture compatibility (sparc v8+ vs sparc v9),