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[Qemu-devel] Re: [0/27] Implement emulation of pSeries logical partition

From: David Gibson
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Re: [0/27] Implement emulation of pSeries logical partitions (v4)
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 01:51:12 +1100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 03:45:06PM +0100, Alexander Graf wrote:
> On 23.03.2011, at 06:30, David Gibson wrote:
> > This patch series adds a "pseries" machine to qemu, allowing it to
> > emulate IBM pSeries logical partitions.  More specifically it
> > implements the interface defined by the "PowerPC Architecture Platform
> > Requirements" document (PAPR, or sPAPR for short).
> > 
> > Along the way we add a bunch of support for more modern ppc CPUs than
> > are currently supported.  It also makes some significant cleanups to
> > the translation code for hash page table based ppc MMUs.
> What's the magic to start a guest? I tried passing a disk which SLOF
> didn't detect (obviously - there's no IDE there). I also tried
> running a kernel directly with -kernel which gave me no output. How
> are you usually running your images?

Ah, you probably need to increase the amount of memory given to the
guest.  The SLOF image, certainly, won't work with the qemu default
memory size.  Try -m 512.

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