Re: Boot Loader: OFW network booting support
- In reply to: Alexey Dokuchaev : "Re: Boot Loader: OFW network booting support"
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Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 21:59:50 UTC
On Sun, Nov 20, 2022 at 9:47 PM Alexey Dokuchaev <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On Tue, Nov 15, 2022 at 10:04:12AM -0700, Warner Losh wrote: > > ... > > So here's the deal. If someone has the ability to test and shows that > it's > > working today and promises to test my changes and help me debug it, then > > I'll keep it and add the new code that's needed to continue to support > this > > feature. > > I'd happily test anything on my venerable Mac mini G4 (which I currently > use to ensure ports' endian-cleanness and 32-bit compliance). > OK. There's a patch-train available at https://reviews.freebsd.org/D37560, but I don't know if you'll be able to easily apply it (there's 22 reviews). Alternatively, you can try the boot-devs branch at https://github.com/bsdimp/freebsd.git which is the same thing. > > Alternatively, if someone has the recipe for FreeBSD/powerpc on QEMU that > > includes OpenFirmware for disks and networking, I'll do the testing and > > legwork to get my netboot setup locally. > > I'll play with that as well. I recall last time I needed it, finding that > our Wiki doesn't have much working examples of different systems' emuation > was frustrating, so at the very least I could probably expand it. > Yea. I've managed to get mac99 emulation on qemu-system-powerpc working well enough to do the test boot, at least for disks. Still haven't found the secret decoder ring for netbooting with openfirmware, though. There's a network stack in the current Open BIOS used by qemu, though, so there may be hope. Warner