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Re: [qemu-s390x] s390 qemu boot failure in -next

From: Christian Borntraeger
Subject: Re: [qemu-s390x] s390 qemu boot failure in -next
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 09:27:59 +0200
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Also adding QEMU.

On 06/25/2018 09:10 AM, Christian Borntraeger wrote:
> On 06/22/2018 09:47 PM, Guenter Roeck wrote:
>> Hi,
>> starting with commit 's390/boot: make head.S and als.c be part of the
>> decompressor only' in -next, s390 immages no longer boot in qemu.
>> As far as I can see, the reason is that the command line is no longer
>> passed from qemu to the kernel, which results in a panic because the
>> root file system can not be mounted.
>> Was this change made on purpose ? If so, is there a way to get qemu
>> back to working ?
> Certainly not on purpose.
> Vasily, I can reproduce this with KVM and an external kernel boot of the 
> vmlinux file (the elf file)
> e.g.
> qemu-system-s390 -enable-kvm -nographic -kernel vmlinux -append "this string 
> no longer is command line"
> The compressed image (bzImage) seems to work fine though.
> This seems to be an unfortunate side effect of QEMUs ways to "guess" its 
> Linux (checking for start
> address 0x10000, which is no longer true for the vmlinux file). With the pure 
> vmlinux elf file
> the load address is 0x100000 as there is no unpacker.
> Guenter, can you check if arch/s390/boot/bzImage works for you as a 
> workaround?

Something like this in QEMU 

diff --git a/hw/s390x/ipl.c b/hw/s390x/ipl.c
index f278036fa7..14153ce880 100644
--- a/hw/s390x/ipl.c
+++ b/hw/s390x/ipl.c
@@ -187,11 +187,13 @@ static void s390_ipl_realize(DeviceState *dev, Error 
         if (pentry == KERN_IMAGE_START || pentry == 0x800) {
             ipl->start_addr = KERN_IMAGE_START;
-            /* Overwrite parameters in the kernel image, which are "rom" */
-            strcpy(rom_ptr(KERN_PARM_AREA), ipl->cmdline);
         } else {
             ipl->start_addr = pentry;
+       if (ipl->cmdline) {
+            /* If there is a command line, put it in the right place */
+            strcpy(rom_ptr(KERN_PARM_AREA), ipl->cmdline);
+       }
         if (ipl->initrd) {
             ram_addr_t initrd_offset;

would put the command line in no matter what the start address is.

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