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Re: [Qemu-devel] Powerpc regressions?

From: Paul Brook
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Powerpc regressions?
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 17:13:57 +0100
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On Monday 13 July 2009, Rob Landley wrote:
> On Monday 13 July 2009 07:25:45 Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> > This will probably will change again when we are able to get the CD-ROM
> > working on the PowerMac IDE controller. The current emulated machine is
> > a big hack and uses the fact that the Linux kernel supports different
> > hardware than the Apple one. The goal is to emulate a machine as close
> > as possible to the original hardware.
> Just confirming: juggling the hardware locations around randomly on any
> given checkin is ok, so each system image we make is specific to a given
> qemu version and only expected to run on that one unless we make a big
> system with an initramfs that probes the hardware on each boot to find its
> root filesystem?

For things like macs emulation that are still under significant development, 
yes. If you want a stable machine then you first have to fix all the 
differences between qemu and the reference hardware we're attempting to 


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