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Re: kern/55154 (Running sysctl test on macppc in qemu triggers panic)
The following reply was made to PR kern/55154; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Martin Husemann <martin%duskware.de@localhost>
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%bec.de@localhost>
Cc: gnats-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost, joerg%NetBSD.org@localhost, pgoyette%netbsd.org@localhost
Subject: Re: kern/55154 (Running sysctl test on macppc in qemu triggers panic)
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2020 16:42:03 +0200
On Thu, Apr 09, 2020 at 02:22:38PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> The OpenFirmware implementation on macppc is ...limited. The primary
> issue we have is that it requires HFS+ for ISO images and only has very
> limited filesystem support for normal partitions, but I forgot what it
> supports. So the boot procedure I settled on for macppc is to create a
> hybrid ISO image with just the kernel, since that works without any
> complicated kernel changes (modulo the one qemu bug in device
> enumeration). Not sure if ofwboot.elf would work better to get the
> symbol table in.
ofwboot would properly pass the symbol table.
But ok, your main issue is the HFS+ - we can re-test that after the
upcoming installer changes, we can even special case the partition
setup for qemu/openbios.
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