On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 01:09:23PM +1000, Tony Breeds wrote:
On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 02:28:09PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> Finally it fails with "script error with package [some package name]":
I'm pretty sure this will come down to the gcc in Ferdora is generating
VSX instructions but qemu doesn't emulate them. Short of writing that
emulation code I think you're sunk with the std. images.
That's presumably this bug:
Wouldn't either the guest or the host fail in a more obvious way
(eg. seeing traps in the guest) if VSX instructions are being used?
To test this, I unpacked a large selection of RPMs from the Fedora 19
ppc64 install DVD and I ran '/usr/powerpc64-linux-gnu/bin/objdump
--disassemble' on all of the binaries and libraries found in /usr/bin
and /usr/lib64 of the RPMs. This produced 3383381+3997721 lines of
I grepped the output for: /xsd/, /xvd/ (so hopefully I would find
instructions such as lxsdux lxvd2ux lxvw4ux stxsdux stxvd2ux
stxvw4ux). However there were no matches. From this I conclude that
VSX instructions are not being generated or are being generated only
Am I looking for the right thing?
Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
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