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Re: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH] boot-serial-test: Add a test for the powernv mach

From: Cédric Le Goater
Subject: Re: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH] boot-serial-test: Add a test for the powernv machine
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2016 07:00:42 +0100
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On 11/09/2016 02:02 AM, David Gibson wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 08, 2016 at 02:05:35PM +0100, Cédric Le Goater wrote:
>> On 11/08/2016 01:36 PM, Thomas Huth wrote:
>>> The new powernv machine ships with a firmware that outputs
>>> some text to the serial console, so we can automatically
>>> test this machine type in the boot-serial tester, too.
>>> And to get some (very limited) test coverage for the new
>>> POWER9 CPU emulation, too, this test is also started with
>>> "-cpu POWER9".
>> and we see the minimum :
>>   [8450016,6] CPU: P9 generation processor(max 4 threads/core)
>> Reviewed-by: Cédric Le Goater <address@hidden>
>> With very minimal changes (definition of some SPRs and the use 
>> of the SHV mode), the guest would load the kernel.
> Applied to ppc-for-2.8.  Good to have this basic smoke test for
> powernv.

yes. qom-test is also starting a powernv guest.

skiboot has a cool little program called hello_kernel that can be 
run in place of the real kernel, but that's beyond the qemu layer 
I guess 

For qemu, maybe we could do xscom accesses to test some devices.


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