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Re: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH 00/17] PPC: Mac OS X guest bringup v2

From: Alexander Graf
Subject: Re: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH 00/17] PPC: Mac OS X guest bringup v2
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:22:29 +0200

On 01.07.2013, at 02:13, Alexander Graf wrote:

> Recently there has been a lot of progress on the OpenBIOS side to get Mac OS X
> to boot.
> For a while now it seemed there was only very little to make it a fully 
> working
> guest os in QEMU.
> This patch set is the result of this. With this I can successfully boot Mac 
> OS X
> 10.2 to 10.4 with the g3beige machine all the way to the GUI. I was not able 
> to
> boot 10.0 or 10.1, both of which crashed in interrupt controller registration.
> 10.5 does not include drivers for g3beige anymore. Everything as of 10.6 is 
> x86
> only.
> The mac99 target doesn't look quite as good, but also very close. FWIW only
> minor issues in our NVRAM layout keep us from using that one. 10.4 already
> boots for me.
> Please don't try to run this with KVM yet. Mac OS X uses mixed mode (half 
> real,
> half paged) extensively, which happens to break badly in KVM.
> For reference, here are a few pictures:
> https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8976842/Screen%20Shot%202013-06-29%20at%2021.25.38.png
> https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8976842/Screen%20Shot%202013-06-29%20at%2005.21.03.png
> If you want to try this out, please apply the patches on top of my ppc-next
> queue. Or just use this git repo:
>  git://github.com/agraf/qemu.git macos-v2

Applied to ppc-next.


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