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From：Jun Sun <address@hidden>
To：Jun Sun <address@hidden>,qemu-discuss <address@hidden>,debian-mips <address@hidden>,linux-mips <address@hidden>,lixing <address@hidden>
Subject：Re: debian bootup hangs on qemu-system-mips64el
On Sun, Jan 12, 2020 at 11:58 AM Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> On 2020-01-12 11:34, Jun Sun wrote:
> > Are you sure QEMU/MIPS does not support SMP? Below link written in
> > 2016 clearly shows something was working then.
> > https://www.mips.com/blog/how-to-run-smp-linux-in-qemu-on-a-mips64-release-6-cpu/
> It's not supported for the malta/mips64r2 combination you are trying to
> use. It's clearly possible that it is supported for mips64r6, but it's a
> different instruction set, so you can't run a standard Debian
> distribution on it.
How do I specify mips64r6 cpu to start qemu? A simple cpu listing
below shows no such CPU. If mips64r6 is indeed supported with SMP, I
would think mips64r2 userland should run fine.
$ qemu-system-mips64el -cpu ?
> > Also, as Lixing mentioned in our private exchange, there is SMP
> > support for loongson. Lixing, I assume loongson SMP support is
> > already merged in QEMU repo, right? Can you point out the relevant
> > source code directories?
> Lixing mentioned virtualization. In that case it is indeed supported
> like on other mips64r5 CPUs. For that you need to use add the -enable-kvm
> option to the qemu command.
I'm not sure if loongson support has to be kvm. Maybe Lixing can clarify.