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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/emulators/qemu

On Thu, 16 Dec 2021 08:23:38 -0500
Greg Troxel <> wrote:

> > Log Message:
> > qemu: update to 6.2.0
> >
> > Tested on NetBSD-current/amd64 w/nvmm and macOS/aarch64 w/hvf.
> >
> > pkgsrc note: Recent upstream changes seem to have unintentionally broken the
> > NetBSD usermode emulation. User-mode emulation is thus disabled until someone
> > fixes this. Hint: see qemu/bsd-user/freebsd commits by M. Warner Losh.
> Do you mean that using qemu to run atf via anita will fail on all NetBSD
> platforms except [amd64 testing amd64 configured to use nvmm]?  If so,
> that seems like a really serious regression, and I think we should talk
> about whether it's better to keep the previous version for the branch.
> If I am misintepreting, I'll be happy to be told I'm confused...

You are confused. User-mode emulation pertains to running foreign
ELF binaries via syscall emulation. Full operating system emulation is
still supported with or without hardware acceleration.


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