Subject: Re: report on debian-9.0-sparc64-NETINST-1.iso
with qemu

Mark Cave-Ayland wrote:
> >> The hardware emulated by QEMU on this platform is
> >> hub 0
> >> \ hub0port1: user.0: index=0,type=user,net=,restrict=off
> >> \ hub0port0: ne2k_pci.0:
> >> index=0,type=nic,model=ne2k_pci,macaddr=52:54:00:12:34:56
> >> Does anyone happen to know?
> >
> > You should ask Mark Cave-Ayland or Artyom Tarasenko who are the maintainers
> > for
> > the SPARC target in qemu.
> I can confirm that virtio does work in QEMU, but only in legacy (0.9)
> mode - for some reason if 1.0 mode is used then we seem to hang because
> we're missing an interrupt. I've managed to recreate this locally but
> not had the time to dig into the details yet - any help always
> appreciated :)
> The command line you need for virtio on QEMU looks something like this:
> ./qemu-system-sparc64 -drive
> file=debian-9.0-sparc64-NETINST-1.iso,if=none,index=0,id=cd,media=cdrom
> -device virtio-blk-pci,disable-modern=on,drive=cd -nographic

Thanks for the attempt to help. But I don't have a need for virtio for
the disk or cdrom - the default works perfectly fine there. The problem I
have is with the network card: the default doesn't work, and virtio
(as recommended by Artyom) crashes qemu.



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