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[Qemu-devel] Q: SPARC Solaris as guest operating system with qemu?

From: Blue Swirl
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Q: SPARC Solaris as guest operating system with qemu?
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 17:41:05 +0200


Short answer: does not work yet.

Long answer: based on the recent tests, I'd say the problem is more in the Openprom implementation rather than Sparc v8 CPU or hardware emulation. It's much harder to know what are the problems when working with closed source.

If you want to help, I'd suggest that trying to get Linux 2.4 series or some BSDs boot would benefit also Solaris. Proll openprom.c is less than 1000 lines long and it's no rocket science.

If bugs in V9 emulation were fixed, there could be some chances of booting recent Sparc64 kernels. Also a working prom with real OpenFirmware support is needed and that does not exist yet.

More testing is always helpful.

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