FreeBSD/armv6 for QEMU

grenville armitage garmitage at
Sun Dec 16 05:03:07 UTC 2012

On 12/06/2012 18:52, Oleksandr Tymoshenko wrote:
> Hello,
> I've just finished first version of VersatilePB support for FreeBSD/armv6.
> QEMU uses this machine as a base for armv6 emulation.
> Full patch:
> Build/run info:

Just wanted to publicly say Thanks! I recently started dabbling with emulating embedded devices (for possible educational use), and your patches worked nicely.

I managed to boot and run my own build of your patched -CURRENT kernel under qemu 1.1.1 (qemu-devel on a FreeBSD 8 host) with modest reliability (I can establish network connectivity, ssh in to the guest, run basic executables, but while trying to build a simple Port the guest OS stopped responding to anything but ping). I know your blog says I shouldn't try qemu 1.1.1, but I couldn't resist ;)

Under qemu 1.3.0 (on a WinXP Host) the VersatilePB guest successfully built a number of small-ish ports (tmux, ushare, gmake, ..) without freezing or crashing.


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