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Re: [Qemu-devel] Call for GSoC 2017 mentors & project ideas

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Call for GSoC 2017 mentors & project ideas
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 22:17:45 +0000

On 9 February 2017 at 22:12, Andrew Baumann
<address@hidden> wrote:
>> From: Peter Maydell [mailto:address@hidden
>> Sent: Thursday, 9 February 2017 14:02
>> On 9 February 2017 at 20:46, John Snow <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > On 02/09/2017 07:46 AM, Peter Maydell wrote:
>> >> Slightly late, but I had an idea last night: would "get
>> >> Raspbian booting on our raspi2 board model" be a good
>> >> project? Would involve some mix of bug fixing, cleaning
>> >> up and adding device models from the raspi2 tree on github,
>> >> and implementing missing devices. Bit of a "how long is a
>> >> piece of string" project, but on the other hand breaks
>> >> down easily into small parts that can all go upstream
>> >> individually. Would suit student who likes debugging :-)
>> > Who was working on this most recently? There was someone submitting
>> > patches pretty frequently for the raspi2 board within the last year,
>> > wasn't there?
>> That was Andrew Baumann, but I think his use case was
>> getting Windows 10 to boot on it, which exercises
>> different bits of the hardware.
> That's right, but I thought we also had Raspbian working after
> Peter C's implementation of SETEND. (I wouldn't be surprised if
> it had regressed, however.)

For the raspbian kernel image I had it never worked -- I
think the kernel gained some new functionality that means
it now touches some device we don't yet implement (vague
recollection it was somethnig message-box related?).

> I've dropped the ball on this, and don't forsee finding time
> for it in the immediate future, but if anyone wants to work
> on it there are still some outstanding bits of emulation
> lurking in my github tree (github.com/0xabu/qemu)

Yeah, I figured that was probably the situation, and I
don't personally have the time to do it either; but
it seemed like maybe it would make a GSoC project.

-- PMM

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