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[Qemu-devel] [Bug 1044727] Re: -kernel does not work for multiboot ELF k

From: Aurelien Jarno
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [Bug 1044727] Re: -kernel does not work for multiboot ELF kernels
Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 17:35:17 -0000

** Changed in: qemu
       Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released

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  -kernel does not work for multiboot ELF kernels

Status in QEMU:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  The multiboot header of a kernel image can contain the entry point and
  memory segment information. If it does not the kernel should have an
  ELF header that describes the memory segments and contains the entry


  I have such a multiboot ELF kernel that can be loaded fine with grub
  and grub2 but not with the qemu -kernel flag. According to the ELF
  spec the entry field in the ELF header should contain the virtual
  address of the multiboot entry code. Qemu sets up the memory regions
  using the paddr fields from the ELF sections and then tries to start
  the kernel using the virtual entry address. This will fail with

  >> qemu: fatal: Trying to execute code outside RAM or ROM

  I wrote a simple kernel that can be used to reproduce this bug. Get
  this archive


  It contains the simple kernel, its source, plus grub and grub2
  binaries to boot the kernel in qemu. The HOWTO file contains the
  command lines you should be using to rebuild the kernel and boot it an
  bare qemu or with one of the two bootloaders.

  Find a patch that will fix this issue here:

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