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SubjectRe: Old platforms never die, was Re: Old platforms: bring out your dead
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On 1/12/21 6:12 PM, Finn Thain wrote:
> If you're a museum interested in cultural artifacts from decades past, or
> if you're a business doing data recovery, you're going to need to operate
> those platforms.

Or if you're camping patent expirations and want to be able to point at prior
art for new hardware development WITHOUT a legal team big enough to have its own
office building.

> Once removed from mainline Linux, a port becomes basically frozen, and may
> not be compatible with future emulators, which are a moving target. I say
> that because last year I fixed bugs in Linux/m68k that made it incomatible
> with recent QEMU releases (it was only compatible with old QEMU releases).

Speaking of which, my qemu m68k system has failed to boot ever since commit:

commit f93bfeb55255bddaa16597e187a99ae6131b964a
Author: Finn Thain <fthain@telegraphics.com.au>
Date: Sun Jun 28 14:23:12 2020 +1000

macintosh/via-macii: Poll the device most likely to respond

Poll the most recently polled device by default, rather than the lowest
device address that happens to be enabled in autopoll_devs. This improves
input latency. Re-use macii_queue_poll() rather than duplicate that logic.
This eliminates a static struct and function.

It hangs in a cpu-eating loop after "random: crng init done". Miniconfig
attached, the qemu invocation is:

qemu-system-m68k -M q800 -nographic -no-reboot -m 256 -kernel vmlinux \
-initrd cpio.gz -append "panic=1 HOST=m68k console=ttyS0

Rob

P.S. This is the toybox "make root" m68k target from
https://github.com/landley/toybox/blob/master/scripts/mkroot.sh#L171 if that's
useful to know. It doesn't get to the root filesystem and the build just creates
that miniconfig and runs it as the comments say...
# make ARCH=m68k allnoconfig KCONFIG_ALLCONFIG=m68k.miniconf
# make ARCH=m68k -j $(nproc)
# boot vmlinux


# CONFIG_EMBEDDED is not set
# architecture independent
CONFIG_BINFMT_ELF=y
CONFIG_BINFMT_SCRIPT=y
CONFIG_NO_HZ=y
CONFIG_HIGH_RES_TIMERS=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD=y
CONFIG_RD_GZIP=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_LOOP=y
CONFIG_EXT4_FS=y
CONFIG_EXT4_USE_FOR_EXT2=y
CONFIG_VFAT_FS=y
CONFIG_FAT_DEFAULT_UTF8=y
CONFIG_MISC_FILESYSTEMS=y
CONFIG_SQUASHFS=y
CONFIG_SQUASHFS_XATTR=y
CONFIG_SQUASHFS_ZLIB=y
CONFIG_DEVTMPFS=y
CONFIG_DEVTMPFS_MOUNT=y
CONFIG_TMPFS=y
CONFIG_TMPFS_POSIX_ACL=y
CONFIG_NET=y
CONFIG_PACKET=y
CONFIG_UNIX=y
CONFIG_INET=y
CONFIG_IPV6=y
CONFIG_NETDEVICES=y
CONFIG_NET_CORE=y
CONFIG_NETCONSOLE=y
CONFIG_ETHERNET=y
CONFIG_COMPAT_32BIT_TIME=y
CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK=y
CONFIG_IKCONFIG=y
CONFIG_IKCONFIG_PROC=y

# architecture specific
CONFIG_MMU=y
CONFIG_M68040=y
CONFIG_M68KFPU_EMU=y
CONFIG_MAC=y
CONFIG_SCSI_MAC_ESP=y
CONFIG_MACINTOSH_DRIVERS=y
CONFIG_ADB=y
CONFIG_ADB_MACII=y
CONFIG_NET_CORE=y
CONFIG_MACSONIC=y
CONFIG_SERIAL_PMACZILOG=y
CONFIG_SERIAL_PMACZILOG_TTYS=y
CONFIG_SERIAL_PMACZILOG_CONSOLE=y


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