[Bug 211599] Once installed, 11.0-Beta3 won't boot on PPC64 Power8 under IBM KVM

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            Bug ID: 211599
           Summary: Once installed, 11.0-Beta3 won't boot on PPC64 Power8
                    under IBM KVM
           Product: Base System
           Version: 11.0-BETA3
          Hardware: ppc
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Some People
          Priority: ---
         Component: kern
          Assignee: freebsd-bugs at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: luciano at vespaperitivo.it

Once installed, it won't boot. Booting from iso image works, and the installed
system is mountable and accessible. Booting it gives:

QEMU Starting
 Build Date = Oct 12 2015 13:18:48
 FW Version = mockbuild@ release 20151012
 Press "s" to enter Open Firmware.

Populating /vdevice methods
Populating /vdevice/v-scsi at 2000
       SCSI: Looking for devices
          8002000000000000 DISK     : "QEMU     QEMU HARDDISK    2.3."
          8001000000000000 CD-ROM   : "QEMU     QEMU CD-ROM      2.3."
Populating /vdevice/vty at 30000000
Populating /vdevice/nvram at 71000000
Populating /pci at 800000020000000
                     00 1800 (D) : 1af4 1002    unknown-legacy-device*
                     00 1000 (D) : 106b 003f    serial bus [ usb-ohci ]
                     00 0800 (D) : 8086 100e    e1000 [ net ]
Scanning USB 
  OHCI: initializing
    USB Keyboard 
    USB mouse 
Using default console: /vdevice/vty at 30000000

  Welcome to Open Firmware

  Copyright (c) 2004, 2011 IBM Corporation All rights reserved.
 This program and the accompanying materials are made available
  under the terms of the BSD License available at

Trying to load:  from: /vdevice/v-scsi at 2000/disk at 8002000000000000 ...  
Successfully loaded

>> FreeBSD/powerpc Open Firmware boot block  
   Boot path:   /vdevice/v-scsi at 2000/disk at 8002000000000000
   Boot loader: /boot/loader
domount: can't read superblock
panic: domount

W3411: Client application returned.

E3406: Client application returned an error.

hence the boot code is executed, but there is a problem with the
openfirmware routines that read the disk returnig nulls instead of
the superblock of the UFS filesystem.

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