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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PULL 00/10] pc, pci, virtio: fixes for rc1

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PULL 00/10] pc, pci, virtio: fixes for rc1
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:15:49 +0000

On 16 November 2017 at 16:13, Daniel P. Berrange <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 04:10:22PM +0000, Peter Maydell wrote:
>> If there are known-buggy iasl versions in the wild we could
>> consider a configure test and treat buggy-iasl like no-iasl.
> iasl has long been broken on big-endian, but it has also long contained
> code that simply makes it exit immediately in that case, and qemu copes
> with that. So if there's buggy iasl it would be a distro which removed
> this big-endian check and tried to make it work on big-endian but failed.
> Fedora tried the latter, but at least in rawhide it works properly now.
> I'm unclear if we shipped broken iasl with the BE check removed in stable
> versions though

In this case this is Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (xenial) on s390x, with

address@hidden:~$ iasl -v

Intel ACPI Component Architecture
ASL+ Optimizing Compiler version 20160108-64
Copyright (c) 2000 - 2016 Intel Corporation

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